Why Ranjan leaked voice tapes to Hiru channel?


Ranjan was charged with contempt of court because of a statement that he made to the media. Its first episode was reported on August 21, 2017.  Ranjan said that the majority of judges and lawyers in Sri Lanka are corrupt. Further, he said, Justice Minister Wijedasa Rajapaksa is protecting smugglers. As such, Wijedasa Rajapaksa clashed with Ranjan.

Subsequently, Magalkande Sudanta Thero and R.Sunil Perera who was an ex-military body complained to the Supreme Court that Ranjan had contempt of the court. Magalkande Sudanta Thero is a person who is very close to the Hiru media and also fought to free Duminda Silva. And as the media reported  R. Sunil Perera was a known person to Justice Minister Wijedasa Rajapaksa and Avant guard company.

Ranjan Ramanayake’s contempt of court case was heard on August 28, 2019. The first witness against Ranjan was Ajith Wickramasinghe who was a reporter for the Hiru media.

Around October 2017, Ranjan heard that a case was filed against him under contempt of court. He also learned that Hiru Media, Justice minister Wijedasa, and Avant Garde Senadhipati are behind the case.

Ranjan did everything he could to escape the case. But at that time, opponents had more chances in the case. Because of this, Ranjan obeyed the Hiru Media. Reno Silva wanted to save his brother Duminda Silva. Ranjan wanted to protect himself from the case.  As saying goes, Birds of a feather flock together.

As the plan goes, Ranjan made phone calls to Judge Padmini Ranawaka who heard Duminda Silva’s case, Shani Abeysekara of CID, Nishantha Silva of CID, Ravi Vidyalankara of FCID, and recorded it. Hirunika, who was a target of Reno Silva, also made phone calls. Ranjan recorded the soundtrack, which destroys Hirunika with filthy dialogues like ‘Backside, ok’.

Ranjan created an audio tape that Derana chief Dilit Jayaweera sold drugs. Their aim was to deflect the accusation that Reno was selling drugs. They wanted, some of the excrement that was spread in Hiru Media as a heroin channel was also spread in the Derana channel.

A soundtrack that feels like Ranil Wickramasinghe is a killer was also created. In short, all the audio tapes needed by Reno were recorded on Ranjan’s phone. Eventually, all of the audio tapes ended up in Reno’s hands. 99% of Ranjan’s audio clips were recorded after October 2017.

It is worth noting, to receive the presidential pardon of Duminda Silva, Ranjan-Padmini’s soundtrack was severely affected.  In the 2020 parliamentary elections, the Ranjan-Hirunika audio was instrumental in Hirunika’s defeat. Shani Abeysekera lost his job because of the Ranjan-Shani tape.

It was Ranjan himself who handed over the tapes recorded to Reno Silva.  Ranjan behaved like a headless chicken. All those to nothing but to save himself. Ranjan’s raiding of thieves eventually turned into a tragedy.Ranil, who entrusted Ranjan with raiding thieves, is responsible for this destruction.