Ranjan Ramanayake arrested

United National Party (UNP) Parliamentarian Ranjan Ramanayake was arrested by the Colombo Crimes Division (CCD) today.

He was arrested at his official residence at Madiwela, on an arrest warrant issued by the Nugegoda Magistrate’s court.

The Attorney General had directed the CCD to obtain a warrant and arrest Ramanayake.

Ramanayake was arrested for committing a crime in terms of Article 111C (2) of the Constitution by interfering with the functions of judges.

He was taken to the CCD and is to be produced in court tomorrow (Wednesday).