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Ranjan receives a suspended prison sentence in his second contempt case.


Former Parliamentarian Ranjan Ramanayake was found guilty of the second contempt of court case filed against him.

The Supreme Court issued its decision in the case today, sentencing Ramanayake to two years in prison, suspended for five years.

Former MP had previously pleaded guilty in the second contempt of court case filed against him in Sri Lanka’s Supreme Court.

Ranjan Ramanayake had told the court that he apologized if his statement had offended the judiciary.

The former Deputy Minister was charged with making a contentious statement about the composition of the Supreme Court judge bench hearing the petitions filed against the President’s dissolution of Parliament in 2018.

Ranjan Ramanayake was convicted of another contempt of court charge in January of last year and sentenced to four years rigorous imprisonment.

Despite several requests for a special presidential pardon, Ranjan Ramanayake is still serving his prison sentence.

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