Sources say that it is not yet certain whether Ranjani Ramanayake, a former Member of Parliament for the Samagi Jana Balawegaya, who was convicted of contempt of court, will be released today (04) on a presidential pardon.
The main reason for this is that businessman Nissanka Senadhipathi, who coordinated as the main intermediary, is currently receiving treatment for covid infection.
It was also reported that the government was unhappy that a large scale publicity campaign was being organized by Ranjan Ramanayake’s friends and activists to commemorate his release.
Meanwhile, an intermediary had told us a few days ago that although there was some agreement on the release of Ranjan Ramanayake, it would not happen on February 04.
However, it will be known in a few hours whether Ranjan Ramanayake will be pardoned or not today.