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The ‘Ranjangate’ scandal and the contempt of court in Sri Lanka – Kishali Pinto

Cartoon by @awanthaartigala . Leaked phone conversations between a politician and judicial officers with more details  due to emerge has led to the interdiction of a...

Sri Lanka: Lawyers challenge the Move to Pardon Convicted Criminal Rev. Gnanasara

Image: Rev. Gnansara known for his anti Muslim hate speeches an  inciting violence. 30th January 2019. Lawyers for Democracy (LfD) is concerned by reports indicating a...

Sri Lanka Bar Association condemns pro-Rajapaksa MP for casting aspersions on judiciary

Image: Weerawansa is a very close associate of Rajapaksa. The Bar Association of Sri Lanka has vehemently condemned MP Wimal Weerawansa for casting aspersions on...

Contempt of Court in Sri Lanka : AG files 14 witnesses list against Minister Ramanayake

The Attorney General yesterday filed a list of 14 witnesses in the Supreme Court on the alleged offence of Contempt of Court against Deputy...

Contempt of court established: Gnanasara Thera sentenced to six years’ RI

The Court of Appeal yesterday found Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) General Secretary Ven. Galagoda Atte Gnanasara Thera guilty on all four charges and sentenced...

Ranjan Ramanayke case: Justice must prevail, even above the law

Image: Deputy Minister Ranjan Ramanayake with Prof.Carlo Fonseka and Singer Sunil Perera outside the Supreme Court . (10 June, 2018) A two-judge bench has recommended to the...

Sri Lanka: Weerawansa supporter sentenced for contempt of court

Image: Sudesh Premalal being taken to courts by prison guards. Colombo Fort Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne  sentenced a supporter of National Freedom Front (NFF) Leader Wimal...
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