Ranjan Ramanayake released from Welikada prison on ‘Conditional Presidential Pardon’
Former Sri Lankan Parliamentarian Ranjan Ramanayake was released from Welikada prison today (August 26) afternoon, after President Ranil Wickremesinghe granted a conditional Presidential Pardon earlier today.
A statement from the President’s Media Division noted that the Pardon will be subject to the conditions that Ranjan Ramanayake no longer make any statement that is in contempt of court, and does not act in such a manner.
On the 12th of January 2021, Ranjan Ramanayake was sentenced to a four-year rigorous imprisonment by the Supreme Court over a derogatory comment he had made with regard to the judiciary, outside the Temple Trees on August 21, 2017.
Earlier this year, Ramanayake was sentenced to a two-year rigorous imprisonment, suspended for five years over the second contempt of court charge.
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What is the SJB leader doing in this ‘release’ ceremony?
Is he looking for another egg on his face?