Former MP Ranjan Ramanayake is very likely to be granted the Presidential Pardon tomorrow, revealed Tourism Minister Harin Fernando on his Twitter handle.
The Minister added that the former MP may be released tomorrow (26) or on August 29.
Fernando pointed out that he and Minister Manusha Nanayakkara have appealed to President Ranil Wickremesinghe on a number of occasions for Ramanayake’s freedom.
The Minister also thanked Justice Minister Wijedasa Rajapaksa who according to him worked tirelessly to make Ramanayake’s release a reality.
Former MP Ranjan Ramanayake is currently serving a four year-rigorous prison sentence for contempt of court.