Former MP Ranjan Ramanayake has been granted bail by the Nugegoda Magistrate’s Court.
When the case was taken up today (20), Magistrate A.M.M. Mihal ordered the former MP released on a personal bail of Rs 200,000.
The case was postponed until September 28.
The former deputy minister was arrested on April 13 on charges of violating curfew laws, abetting the violation of curfew laws and obstructing police officers in the execution of their duties.
Ramanayake was produced before the Nugegoda Magistrate’s Court the following day (14) where he was ordered remanded until April 20.
A person from Piliyandala had arrived at Madiwela Parliament Members’ Housing Complex and informed the police officers on duty that he intends to meet former MP Ramanayake.
As the said person did not possess a valid curfew permit, the officers had made an inquiry into him.
However, Ramanayake who arrived at the scene had attempted to bring the person into the Housing Complex by threatening and obstructing the officers from carrying out their duties, police said.
Subsequently, the former MP and his visitor had been arrested by the Mirihana Police at the former’s house and taken to the Mirihana Police Station.