Former parliamentarian Ranjan Ramanayake who was charged for Contempt of Court and currently serving his sentense, has submitted an affidavit seeking forgiveness for the derogatory statements he made against the judiciary. Ramanayake had made statements insulting the primiarily outside Temple Trees on August 21, 2017. The Supreme Court delivered its judgement on January 12, 2021 convicting him for the offence of Contempt of Court and sentenced him to four years rigorous imprisonment. So far, Ramanayake has sereved over one year of his sentence. In his affidavit, Ramanayake has stated that having reflected deeply on the statement made by him outside Temle Trees, he admits that the statement he made is completely and utterly false and derogartory and contemptous of the entire judiciary and humble and profoundly apologized and sought forgiveness of the entire judiciary. 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 August 21, 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. 

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