Brigadier Priyankara Fernando due in SL today

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The Defence Attaché of the Sri Lankan High Commission in London Brigadier Priyankara Fernando is due in Sri Lanka today, the Army said a while ago.

Army Spokesman Brigadier Sumith Atapatthu said Brigadier Fernando was summoned over the recent incident occurred in London where a video footage showed him behaving in an offensive manner emerged and circulated in the social media.

“The Army will inquire the Brigadier about what happened in London,” he told the Daily Mirror.

Earlier, the Brigadier was suspended from his duties following a video, which showed him behaving in an offensive manner, was emerged and circulated on social media. However, he was allowed to resume duties on a Presidential Directive. (Lahiru Pothmulla)

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  • Chari Wednesday, 21 February 2018 03:04 PM

    We salute you for what you did.Well done Sir..

    Punny Pellow Wednesday, 21 February 2018 05:21 PM

    What is punny is one cannot scratch one's throat! Must have been a British Allergy.

    Citizen Thursday, 22 February 2018 11:56 AM

    Hahahaha... Good one!

    J R Rajasinghe Wednesday, 21 February 2018 03:14 PM

    So the Presidents directive was just a election eyewash. The President is obligated to the separatists racists who helped to elect him. Consequence of coming to power through a conspiracy is the loss of ability to govern to your conscience.

    Chutti Wednesday, 21 February 2018 04:20 PM

    Feel sorry for our nation

    tony Wednesday, 21 February 2018 03:31 PM

    He will not be allowed back in UK , thats the game Election over now just drama

    malik Wednesday, 21 February 2018 03:34 PM

    We salute You, Give him a hero's Welcome, He showed The UK duplicity in enforcing their own laws against terrorist

    Tissa Wednesday, 21 February 2018 03:39 PM

    Bold move by RW. It now clearly shows that MS has less power now. This move by RW is going to really annoy some people. It’s very clear that RW feels that he needs the minority vote to win next elections.

    Army Mado Wednesday, 21 February 2018 03:41 PM

    HAVE A HONOUR

    CITIZEN Wednesday, 21 February 2018 03:53 PM

    Did not the Army Commander say "there is nothing worthy of any inquiry" and there wont be any inquiry against him? To ask what happened in London should he come down to Colombo?? HOW RIDICULOUS!!

    Dhammika Wednesday, 21 February 2018 04:04 PM

    BRAVO ! . Brig . Priyankara Fernando the people of Sri Lanka salute you for the courage you clearly showed . You are a true son of Sri Lanka.

    Paramanathan K Wednesday, 21 February 2018 04:10 PM

    Welcome back Sir! Brigadier will be the next presidential candidate.

    Persona Wednesday, 21 February 2018 04:51 PM

    We should not play to the gallery. We Sri Lankans should follow the teachings of Buddha. And behave like a buddhist. Don't make SL a failed Buddhist state. Judge things with neutral mind.

    daham Thursday, 22 February 2018 02:02 PM

    If you preached bana instead war do you think Pirabaharan would drop his arms and surrender to Sri Lankan Army?

    karthik Wednesday, 21 February 2018 05:03 PM

    Don.t worry you can join hands with our Vimal Sahodarays and become a Hero.

    Lokka Wednesday, 21 February 2018 07:16 PM

    This government bending backward to please TNA and the Tamil diaspora.

    nick Wednesday, 21 February 2018 07:54 PM

    what a joke one minute the government says he is the man another minutes same government says misbehaved Im confused via DM Android App

    Ceylon Wednesday, 21 February 2018 08:24 PM

    This person is not from army.according to army rules he must subject to marshal law punishment for tarnish lanka military,milirary deciplines.diplomaticaly he tarnished republic of srilanka with thuggery behavier.sirisena must punish for protecting such a thug violating all civilise laws of lanka.

    Ceylon Wednesday, 21 February 2018 08:27 PM

    Time of image of lanka slowly improving,this un civilise man insulted lanka military,lanka diplomatic service and people of lanka.

    xxx Thursday, 22 February 2018 09:20 AM

    Politicians must stop this cheap thing

    SAM Thursday, 22 February 2018 11:17 AM

    But that is the MARA style for the people

    Truth Thursday, 22 February 2018 11:15 AM

    All this guy managed to do was to give credence to the baseless allegations levelled on the Srilankan military all these years.

    Lord Wolfstein Thursday, 22 February 2018 11:46 AM

    This man should not go back to the diplomatic service. After training as an officer, a man should be a gentleman. No matter how many racists in this country think he did the right thing; his actions have seriously damaged Sri Lanka's reputation worldwide. As a tiny nation, Sri Lanka should not forget that her survival depends on the goodwill of other nations.

    Sheri Thursday, 22 February 2018 02:02 PM

    @Wolfstein: this comment is rubbish! Those terrorist supporters should not have been allowed anywhere near the SL High Commission! This brave diplomat should be allowed to continue his posting. He showed the tamils who rules the country!

    Mamoi Thursday, 22 February 2018 03:21 PM

    @Sheri: Hi Bro, they may be terrorists to us. But for the British Government they are citizens and the government duty is to protect their citizens from any threats and that's why he is back.

    Don Roul Thursday, 22 February 2018 03:38 PM

    @Sheri. Wolfstein is right. Or do you want to put an LTTE supporter with a Sri Lankan officer on the same level? Your last sentence clearly shows that you represent racist ideas.

    Against Hate Thursday, 22 February 2018 03:50 PM

    An officer in the diplomatic service who can not control himself is no better than a protesting LTTE supporter. Whether the London police took action against the protesters does not matter.


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