Ranjan to be arrested over undue influence on judges

The Attorney General has directed the Director of the Colombo Crime Division to obtain a warrant to arrest and produce MP Ranjan Ramanayake before court.

The directive has been issued for alleged offences committed in terms of Article 111C (2) of the Constitution for interference with the functions of Judges based on leaked telephone conversations with judges Padmini N. Ranawaka Gunathilaka, Gihan Pilapitiya and Dammika Hemapala.

Several incriminating telephone recordings surfaced on social media following a raid that took place at Ramanayake’s house last month.