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Lankan arrested in Milan was an SLBFE official: Bureau

21 September 2018 12:26 am - 6     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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The Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment (SLBFE) yesterday said the former diplomat who had been recently arrested in Milan was an SLBFE official, and accordingly they had decided to interdict him from the service.

Earlier, the Malpensa Airport Border Police Bureau officials in Milan, Italy had arrested the Sri Lankan who attempted to bring four youths into Italy by aiding illegal migration.

The SLBFE in a statement said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) had informed them of the arrest and they had identified the apprehended individual was an SLBFE official and was an ex- diplomat.

“He was a diplomat attached to the Jordanian and Lebanese Embassies from August 2012 to February 2015. His diplomatic passport was cancelled after the said period. It was revealed that the officer in question went abroad on September 7, 2018 without obtaining prior approval from the bureau and the relevant ministry. Accordingly, the SLBFE has decided to interdict him from services and take disciplinary actions against him,” it said. (Kalathma Jayawardhane)

  Comments - 6

  • Observer Friday, 21 September 2018 06:45 AM

    His name is He.

    Observer Friday, 21 September 2018 06:45 AM

    And his name is He

    Rohitha Friday, 21 September 2018 07:27 AM

    Well this specks of the caliber of diplomatic staff appointed for political reasons. What a shame.

    Kingsley Wijesinhe Friday, 21 September 2018 08:25 AM

    It was reported earlier that he had been a diplomat "on contract". Does the Foreign Service also have "casual diplomats" and "daily paid diplomats"?Compared to the Indian Foreign Service which is one of the best in the world, staffed entirely by career diplomats, our Foreign Service is a joke, full of crooked businessmen, failed politicians and retired military officers

    Raja Friday, 21 September 2018 10:41 AM

    The old lady who allegedly stole a few mangoes a few months back was named in the papers. But, here it is only "He"!!!

    Dee Friday, 21 September 2018 11:06 AM

    Name Please?


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