Actor-politico Ranjan Ramanayake jailed for contempt

ECONOMYNEXT – Actor-politician Ranjan Ramanayake, a Member of Parliament for the main Opposition Samagi Jana Balavegaya (SJB) has been sentenced to four-years Rigorous Imprisonment for Contempt Of Court by the Supreme Court today.

Ramanayake was charged for making disparaging remarks about the judiciary at a press conference held in 2017.

The Ceylon Daily News reported that the Judges of the Supreme Court had reviewed the tape of Ramanayake making the remarks.

As the sentencing is by the Apex court Ramanayake has no recourse to appeal his sentence. (Colombo, January 12, 2021)

Reported by Arjuna Ranawana

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