SC fixes for inquiry contempt of court  case against MP Ramanayake


By Chitra Weerarathne

The Supreme Court yesterday fixed for inquiry on April 3, the contempt of Court petition filed against the former Deputy Minister and at present the UNP Member of Parliament for the Gampaha District, Ranjan Ramanayake.

The judges of the Supreme Court, advised the Attorney-General to file a petition pertaining to a public address Ramanayake had made in Colombo, where he prejudged a case that was being heard before a full bench of the Supreme Court, pertaining to a fundamental rights violation petition filed by 122 members of Parliament claiming that the dissolution of Parliament by the former President Maithreepala Sirisena was bad in law. The Supreme Court at that stage reversed the dissolution of Parliament by former President Sirisena.

President’s Counsel Faiz Mustapha appeared for the respondent Ramanayake.

Additional Solicitor General Sanjay Rajaratnam, PC appeared for the Attorney General.

The bench comprised Justice Sisira de Abrew, Justice Priyantha Jayawardena and Justice Murdhu Fernando.


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