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Keerthi Ratnayake – Edited in chief
I studied at Sylvester College, Kandy, passed GCE A/L with high marks
Joined the Sri Lanka Air Force in 1997 as a Cadet Officer.
In 1999 Commissioned as a Pilot Officer and assumed duties as Adjutant of the SLAF Base Hingurakgoda .
Revolutionized the Air Force by introducing commercial projects that converted Treasury money in to Air Force money.
In 2004 Investigated serious frauds and corruptions in the Air Force. Whilst carrying out investigation, he was abducted at Negombo and brutally assaulted. It was the headline in national newspapers at the time.
In 2005 Arrested without charge and placed under house arrest for six months.
In December 2005, Commander in chief removed the Air force commission by a special gazette notification.
Subsequently, CA / 104 Writ 2005 Case filed against the Commander-in-Chief’s Illegal Order
The court ruled that the special gazette notification terminating my service was illegal. Thus, a certiorari writ was issued against the commander in chief.
Accordingly sent a request to HE President otherwise Commander-in-Chief informing him that I should be reinstated, as per court order. Nevertheless, hitherto No-show from HE president. It is an insult to the judiciary.
During the period 2006-2008 executed number of covert missions which revolved security of the political capital. Meantime accusations raised such as Calling Iqbal Athas to stop writing the Mig deal, attacking anti-war front and foundation for Coco existence, involvement in “Queen of thieves ” book writing and many.
In 2008 Joined the Dubai-based landmark business network and went abroad
While working for landmarks, I contributed articles and information to the London-based Lanka e News website.
In 2021 resigned from Landmark and returned to Sri Lanka.
August 14, 2021, arrested without charge and detained at the CID and Magazine Prison for nearly six months under the Prevention of Terrorism Act.
In November 2021, a lawsuit was filed against the Secretary of Defense, IGP, Minister Public security and fifteen others seeking compensation of Rs 100 million for the arbitrary arrest and detention
On 9 Feb 2022 released on personal bail of Rs. 50,000 after the Attorney General stated that there was no evidence to detain him under the Prevention of Terrorism Act.
However, further investigations are underway into the articles published under the name of Keerthi Ratnayake.
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Education – Southlands College, Galle.
Demonstrated outstanding records in netball and volleyball
Represented the school volleyball/ netball team and captained also hold the school sports captaincy.
As a volleyball player, National Youth team, Sri Lanka Volleyball Squad, junior national team represented
Entered the media in 2012 and played a significant role as a social media activist.
Launched the Lanka News App website in 2016 and served as its Editor-in-Chief.