Ranjan Ramanayake to receive Presidential pardon next week

Minister of Justice, Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe has confirmed that former MP and actor Ranjan Ramanayake will be pardoned by President Ranil Wickremesinghe within the next week. Rajapakshe said all relevant documentation has been handed over to the President.

The Minister also said that he had sent the related reports to the President, recommending that it would be appropriate to grant him a Presidential pardon under the condition that he should submit an affidavit to Court expressing his regret over the statement made by Ranjan Ramanayake regarding the judiciary.

Ramanayake was sentenced to four years of hard labour by the Supreme Court on January 12 last year for the charge of Contempt of Court.