Ranjan Ramanayake submits an Affidavit to court apologizing for his derogatory statements
Former Parliamentarian Ranjan Ramanayake who was charged with contempt of court and is currently serving his sentence has submitted an Affidavit seeking forgiveness for the derogatory statements he made against the judiciary.
He was charged for making statements insulting the judiciary primarily outside Temple Trees on 21st August 2017. The Supreme Court delivered its judgment on 12th January 2021 convicting him for the offense of contempt of court and sentencing him to four years of rigorous imprisonment. So far, Ramanayake has served one year of his sentence.
In his Affidavit, Mr. Ramanayake has stated that having reflected deeply on the statement made by him outside Temple Trees, he admits that the statement he made is completely and utterly false and derogatory and contemptuous of the entire judiciary and humbly and profoundly apologized and sought the forgiveness of the entire judiciary.
Further, Mr. Ramanayake also sought forgiveness for the derogatory statement he made outside the Supreme Court premises claiming that he would not withdraw the statement he made on the 21st of August 2017.
He also gave an assurance that he would never again, in his entire lifetime, make any statement critical or derogatory of the entire judiciary.