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Court acquits ex MP Ranjan Ramanayake of fraud charges involving promise of marriage

June 13, Colombo (LNW): The Kandy Chief Magistrate yesterday (12) acquitted former MP Ranjan Ramanayake of all charges related to an alleged fraud case involving Rs. one million and a promise of marriage to a teacher.

The case, brought forward by the Special Crimes Investigation Division of the Kandy Police, stemmed from a complaint filed by the said teacher.

Ramanayake was accused of deceiving the teacher with promises of marriage and subsequently defrauding her of Rs. one million.

Speaking to the reporters, the former MP asserted his commitment to truthfulness, stating that the court vindicated his innocence.

“I have always stood by the truth, and this verdict reaffirms it. This case was politically motivated. It was an attempt to tarnish my reputation,” he remarked.

The orchestrator of the scheme against him, a Cabinet Minister, is currently serving a prison sentence, he further claimed, adding that even the lawyer representing the plaintiff is incarcerated.

Ramanayake also said their aim was to portray him as a dishonest individual.

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