Decision on Ranjan’s petition against vacating parliamentary seat on 05th

Decision on Ranjan’s petition against vacating parliamentary seat on 05th

Decision on Ranjan’s petition against vacating parliamentary seat on 05th

Written by Zulfick Farzan

31 Mar, 2021 | 10:33 am

Colombo (News 1st); The Court of Appeal decision on the application filed by Ranjan Ramanayake seeking an order preventing any action on his parliamentary seat will be delivered on the 05th of April.

The decision was to be announced on Wednesday (31), however, as it was not ready, Court of Appeal President Arjuna Obeysekera and Justice Mayadunne Corea ordered for the decision to be delivered on the 05th of April.

On the 12th of January, the Supreme Court found Ranjan Ramanayake guilty of contempt of court and sentenced him to 04 years in rigorous imprisonment.

Thereafter Ranjan Ramanayake filed a Writ Application with the Court of Appeal requesting for an interim order to be issued preventing the attempt to make his parliamentary seat vacant.

The Attorney General and the Secretary-General of Parliament were named as respondents in the application.

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