Ravi granted bail over 2016 bond scam

Former Minister Ravi Karunanayake and seven others, who had been arrested and remanded over the third alleged bond scam amounting to Rs. 15 billion on March 31, 2016 were today ordered to be released on bail by the Colombo High Court Trial-at-Bar. Accordingly, the accused were released on Rs. 1 million cash bail each and […]

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Ravi and 8 others remanded till March 23 over CB bond scam

Colombo Special High Court Trial-at-Bar today remanded former Minister Ravi Karunanayaka and eight others till March 23 over the Central Bank Bond scam of March 2016. Attorney General (AG) Dappula de Livera earlier today filed indictments at the Colombo Special High Court Trial-at-Bar against former Minister Karunanayaka and eight others over the Central Bank Bond […]

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Easter Sunday terror attacks: Cardinal, seeking an impartial investigation into a consignment of swords.

The writ application filed by His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith seeking an impartial investigation into a consignment of swords allegedly imported to the country following the Easter Sunday terror attacks has been fixed for support. The order was issued by Appeals Court President, Justice Arjuna Obeysekara and Justice Mayadunne Corea. Accordingly, the Cardinal’s writ application […]

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DIGNIFYING DRESS CODE INTRODUCED FOR ALL EX-SERVICEMEN

The grandeur and the prestige of ex-servicemen have to be reflected with the glory and the professional status they deserve, said Defence Secretary General (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne last evening (Feb 2). “Taking the conception over the table with high-ranking ex-servicemen and the Tri-Forces Commanders, this exclusive dress code was designed”, he said while addressing the […]

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Ranjan’s parliamentary seat Lost, The Attorney General informs.

Attorney General Dappula de Livera has advised Secretary General of Parliament Dhammika Dasanayake that Ranjan Ramanayake’s seat in parliament has become vacant following his conviction and sentence for Contempt of Court, AG’s Coordinating Officer said. The Supreme Court on January 12 sentenced actor-turned parliamentarian Ranjan Ramanayake to four years rigorous imprisonment for contempt of court. […]

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Sri Lanka Opposition legislator jailed for contempt of court

An Opposition parliamentarian in Sri Lanka was on Tuesday sentenced to four years of rigorous imprisonment for making derogatory comments against the judiciary in 2017. Ranjan Ramanayake, a legislator with the main opposition alliance, Samagi Jana Balawegaya, was indicted in 2018 when he was a state minister in the previous government. A 3-member Supreme Court […]

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