Court issues arrest warrant on Ranjan

Court issues arrest warrant on Ranjan

January 14, 2020   04:51 pm

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A warrant has been issued to arrest UNP MP Ranjan Ramanayake, says Ada Derana reporter.

The Nugegoda Magistrate’s Court, issuing the arrest warrant, has ordered to produce the parliamentarian before the court.

Earlier today (14), the Attorney General directed the Director of the Colombo Crimes Division (CCD) to obtain a warrant and arrest UNP MP Ramanayake.

He has also instructed the CCD to produce the parliamentarian before court for offences committed in terms of Article 111C (2) of the Constitution, for interference with the functions judges. 

Several controversial audio recordings containing telephone conversations between former State Minister Ranjan Ramanayake and several influential figures in the country had come to light recently.

Phone conversations the MP purportedly had with certain judges as well as officials in the judicial service were among those recordings released thus far.

The ‘Sinhale’ organization has filed several complaints with the Judicial Service Commission, seeking a comprehensive investigation into the involvement of judicial authorities in this matter.

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