Ranjan Ramanayake loses Parliamentary seat.

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The Elections Commission of Sri Lanka has been informed that the parliamentary seat of currently incarcerated Ranjan Ramanayake has been rendered vacant. Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena informed the Parliament on the matter this morning. Making an announcement at the parliament, the Speaker stated that the MP Ranjan Ramanyake ceased to be a member of parliament in terms of Article 66 D of the Constitution.

On April 05, the Court of Appeal rejected the writ application filed by the incarcerated Ramanayake seeking an interim order preventing the suspension of his seat in Parliament.

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