Rajan Ramanayake likely to receive Presidential Pardon on Friday

Former Sri Lankan Parliamentarian Ranjan Ramanayake would likely receive a Presidential Pardon on Friday (26), said Justice Minister (Dr) Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe.

He said the recommendations for the Presidential Pardon for Ramanayake, who is currently serving a prison term for contempt of court, were directed to the President.

On Thursday (25) Sri Lankan Minister Harin Fernando tweeted that imprisoned Former MP Ranjan Ramanayake would most likely be released from jail on Friday (26) or on Monday (29).

The Minister said the release will be on the request that was made by him along with many others to President Ranil Wickremesinghe.

The Minister also thanked Justice Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe who worked tirelessly to make it happen.

Ranjan Ramanayake who is serving time for contempt of court apologized to the court via an affidavit on Thursday (25).

The affidavit produced to the court on Thursday (25) notes that Ranjan Ramanayake apologizes to the court with regard to both contempt of court cases filed against him.

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