We focus on advanced tech to improve lives. Sri Lanka's banks and telcos are controlled by political leaders. We have influence over these entities as leaders.
On the right hand side, you can see us doing public activities:
(a) recent Covid 19 Coronavirus; and
(b) fighting Covid 19 via social media;
(c) public televised Buddhist inauguration ceremony as Technology Minister; and
(d) Speech on public television as tech minister in Sinhala; and
We focus on the most important advanced technologies.
This requires political leadership.
There is a video found below of a 2019 private audience with Mr Gotabaya Rajapaksa who is visiting our ancestral home residence with Derana TV and George Steuart Group chairman/owner Mr Dilith Jayaweera 2 weeks before President Gotabaya Rajapaksa was elected Executive President with 52.25% of total votes:
This suggests we have the ability to push big undertakings.
These are the results of the two previous elections.
A bulk of Gotabaya votes were from Sinhala majority areas whereas Mr Sajith Premadasa only won largely Tamil majority areas in Jaffna, Nuwara Eliya and small pockets Colombo and also Muslim majority votes in the East -- it was close to 7 million votes versus 5.5 million.
Our people made all this happen by running a smart campaign, proper comprehensive planning and coordination -- this is what we do.
We are trusted by the Sinhalese Buddhist majority.
We possess prestigious, distinct in-depth knowledge of our nation's strategic plans, drive responsibilities for preserving traditional values and above all, advanced technology.
We try to make sure that our country is rapidly developing, by leveraging our assets, expertise and leadership skills -- especially, for national security and in sensitive high risk areas.
Although, we are a technology company, we build solutions which help achieve national objectives.
All prospects in Sri Lanka are run officials appointed by political leaders.
Partnering Political Leaders
We stop the biggest security threats posed by partnering the world's best.
We stop the danger Sri Lanka can be betrayed by foreign nations with interests to ruin us.
Leaders of Sri Lanka and major organisations insist on our presence, so as to make sure any strategies, such as penetration testing (which is just another name for hacking) does not result in irrecoverable losses to our small, innocent and vulnerable country.
Hon. Thilanga Sumathipala was Chairman of two telecommunication companies Sri Lanka Telecom PLC and Mobitel (Pvt) Ltd from 2002 to 2004; under Sumathipala's leadership SLT bought Mobitel before it was sold off to a foreign company in Australia.
Honourable Thilanga Sumathipala
According to Wikipedia:
"Hon. Sumathipala was the president of the Board of Control for Cricket in Sri Lanka in 1997–1998, 2000–2001 and 2003–2004.
Between 1998 and 2000 Hon. Sumathipala was the director of the International Cricket Council and the president of the Asian Cricket Council in 1997–1998
Hon. Sumathipala was also the chairman of the Asian Cricket Committee in 2000–2001."
Hon. Sumathipala issued a Press Release:
Hon. Sumathipala was Vice President of Sri Lanka Cricket ("BCCSL/ SLC") in 1995 under Mr Anandarajasingh Punchihewa and was again Vice President of SLC in 1996 under Mr Upali Dharmadasa at which time -- Sri Lanka won our first and only 1996 Cricket World Cup.
There are inaccuracies in this Wikipedia entry, as Sumathipala was President of SLC:
(1) 31st March 1998 to 31st March 1999;
(2) 31st March 1999 to June 1999;
(3) June 2000 to March 2001;
(4) August 2003 to 31st March 2004;
(5) 3rd January 2016 to 30th May 2018.
Wikipedia and Allegations
From time to time, our team faces all sorts of accusations and lawsuits. This is because we are living in a democracy. Please refer to Past section's Story Section on our website. These are allegations which Lehan Edirisinghe has responded to.
Story // Crime
Anyone can edit Wikipedia or write a blog post which can be regarded as, pass for or be accepted as a news report, news article or "evidence".
As we have been in business for 70+ years, we have sadly faced dishonest attacks from only The Sunday Leader newspaper owned previously by Lasantha Wickrematunge.
A few online blogs and "gossip" sites have also perpetuated/ carried these articles.
We have have successfully sued these dishonest newspapers to bankruptcy and hostile takeover.
Lasantha and Frederica Jansz have harassed Harry Jayawardene by claiming Harry had paid a thug to beat up and murder Lasantha on behalf of President Chandrika.
There is zero evidence provided by Lasantha or Frederica for any of the accusations that they have made against Thilanga, Chandrika, Dhammika Perera, Gotabaya or Mahinda Rajapaksa and many of our leaders.
We saw a Wikipedia entry as follows:
"Sumathipala was given a rigorous imprisonment for 2 years in 2007 for aiding and abetting Dammika Perera-a criminal implicated in 28 murders- to obtain a forged passport under the fake name of Buddhika Priyashantha Godage.Sumathipala, the chairman of the Board of Cricket of that time has co-signed a letter with another officer to arrange 1500 Sterling Pounds to release to Buddhika Priyashantha Godage under which name the underworld criminal Dammika Perera went to England.
Later he was acquitted on an appeal."
Lehan: He "co-signed" a letter which was already signed by another officer to a man named "Buddhika Priyashantha Godage". Anyone could have made this kind of mistake. This was the entire basis, and the only evidence to incriminate Thilanga for a "passport fraud" criminal case.
There is more information that is added to his Wikipedia page by critics. This is most likely added by competing persons who attempt to disqualify Thilanga as a potential candidate for the president of Sri Lanka Cricket.
ICC rules are interpreted by ICC leaders to keep it sensible and fair. They do not agree that Thilanga's brother Jagath's involvement in betting disqualifies Thilanga's candidacy for President of Sri Lanka Cricket or even for membership or President of ICC.
This reads as follows:
"Sumathipala while preceding the chair of the SLBCC was also the managing director of Sumathi Newspapers and has confirmed that he was the owner of a Book Making Business producing an affidavit to the British Courts. "I am a bookmaker. That is my job. So I cannot get mathematics wrong," Sumathipala said in a tape-recorded interview.
Later, Sumathipala declared that he divested these interests in gaming and that the business is run by the members of his family now. However, the ICC Code of Ethics further states that even family involvement in gambling disqualifies the person."
There is evidence shared as follows:
"Shammi Silva elected president of Sri Lanka Cricket". www.espncricinfo.com. Retrieved 7 December 2020.
^ ICC Code of Ethics.Section 7(d)
^ Sri Lanka's former Kingmaker, Cricket board boss, Telecom chairman Thilanga Sumathipala convicted for a 2-year jail term after a long drawn out case. Jayawardhana Walter. Lanka Web News. Available online
"Sumathi Group of Companies". sumathi.lk. Retrieved 2 July 2009.
Thilanga Sumathipala on ‘HOT SEAT’ Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka) Video.
1. Sweet-spot is "National Security", not just information technology or systems integration or cyber security.
2. Sinhalese nationalist lobbying is performed by: Chamber of Young Lankan Entrepreneurs (which we formed in 1999).
3. Access friendly, top levels: Facebook, Google, Apple, Microsoft and Amazon -- for important cyber undertakings.
4. Global and street-level celebrity, favourable recognition and public credibility -- unlike any other local firm!
5. Steer media, sports, politics, tech + Buddhism globally.