Ranjan Ramanayake comes under fire in Parliament

Deputy Minister Ranjan Ramanayake came under fire in Parliament today for making statements critical of the court and some judges.

The joint opposition told Parliament that Ramanayake was attempting to create a rift between the legislator and the court.

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa said that while a Parliamentarian has some privileges he should not abuse those privileges.

Joint opposition Parliamentarian Wimal Weerawansa said that Ramanayake had named and shamed some judges and lawyers should never have been allowed.

Parliamentarian Dinesh Gunawardena said that Ramanayake should not have been allowed to continue with his statement by the chair at the time. (Colombo Gazette)