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We thank MR for saving Keith Noyar: Ajith P. Perera

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We must be thankful to former President Mahinda Rajapaksa for his intervention to prevent the killing of journalist Keith Noyahr in 2009, State Minister Ajith P. Perera said yesterday.

State Minister Perera told a news conference that Mr. Rajapaksa intervened to stop the killing of Noyahr when his abductors were about to assassinate him. “We thank Mr. Rajapaksa for his intervention,” Mr. Perera said while adding that Speaker Karu Jayasuriya also played a role in saving the life of Keith.

At the same time, the State Minister said Former President knew very well that who had abducted the journalist. “Several journalists were killed and assaulted under the previous regime. However, there is freedom for journalists under this regime.

Responding to a question raised by journalists on the recent incident where former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga had preventing the media from covering a certain event, the State Minister said chasing the media away was wrong, especially if they were invited to cover the event. State Minister Perera also focused on the situation with regard to the judiciary, said the first High Court with Trial-at-Bar will be opened on August 24, 2018, and said the remaining new High Courts under the Judicature Amendment Bill also be opened within a few months. (Yohan Perera)

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  • Ram Friday, 17 August 2018 04:38 AM

    Mr Perera, Talking of corruption the poor Secy who carried out instructions of his Bosses was convicted. Any hope of seeing cases where big guns are charged finished during the life of this parliament?

    CATS are out of the bag Friday, 17 August 2018 07:22 AM

    "State Minister Perera told a news conference that Mr. Rajapaksa intervened to stop the killing of Noyahr when his abductors were about to assassinate him" - Well. well. WELL l ! - Five facts emerge from this statement,. (1) MR is aware who the abductors are. (2) MR knows the abductors are killers (3) MR is a close friend of the killers as he did not get them arrested for abduction (4) The chances are MR is aware of the other murders.(by these killers) AND lastly (5) Adjit Perera seems to know even related matters . I am sure - in this wonder of Asia - these facts would and will not dawn on our police investigators .

    Kishore Saturday, 18 August 2018 05:14 PM

    Well said.

    Leonard Friday, 17 August 2018 08:09 AM

    A backhanded thanks to MR from Ajith Perera!

    Unchikun Friday, 17 August 2018 08:31 AM

    Hello Mr. Minister, you also need to thank MR for closing the road in front of Sri Kotha and saving your leader RW. Any comments on that?

    Aiyoo Friday, 17 August 2018 02:58 PM

    When it gets closer to elections compliment every candidate. Then you are guaranteed an appointment.


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