It is reported that Mr. Ranjan Ramanayake has pressurized several top judiciary chambers against the order to cancel the dissolution of parliament.
Two top judges and judges in the judiciary sector have been threatened, demanding the nullification of the parliamentary dissolution order and the nomination papers accepted, since there is no possibility of a re-election and the re-election of a new parliament. If he fails to do so, Ranjan Ramanayake’s telephone conversations tapes will be thrown out, reports say
Accordingly, Ranjan Ramanayake had telephoned a top person in the courtroom yesterday afternoon and stated that he was not expecting to tarnish the character of the other judges as the two other judges had already agreed with him.
It has also been reported that the next Monday will be a day of deciding whether or not to keep his promise.
United National Party (UNP) General Secretary Ranjith Madduma Bandara filed a fundamental rights petition against the parliamentary election on June 6, challenging the gazette notification issued by the Election Commission that the general election would be held on June 20.