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* Chandrika writes to President requesting to pardon Ranjan
Sat, Sep 11, 2021, 11:47 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Sept 11, Colombo: Former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga has sent a letter to President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa requesting a presidential pardon for imprisoned former parliamentarian and popular actor Ranjan Ramanayake.

In her letter, the former President states that Ranjan Ramanayake is a person who, as an artist, a social worker and a politician, is sincerely dedicated to the people of this country and spends even his personal wealth for the welfare of the innocent.

"I hope you will also acknowledge that it is unfortunate that Ranjan Ramanayake has to suffer for a charge that is not so serious, as the present government has sympathetically acquitted several persons who have been imprisoned by the courts for more serious offenses,” she said in the letter.

“As a former Head of State and a senior citizen of this country, I earnestly request you to grant a presidential pardon to Ranjan Ramanayake, who has been imprisoned for nearly eight months,” the letter said.


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