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8 February 2018 11:47 pm - 31     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Army Commander Mahesh Senanayake said that they would not be conducting an inquiry the actions of the Defence Attache of the Sri Lankan High Commission in UK Brigadier Priyanka Fernando after he was spotted making a throat slitting gesture towards protesters who thronged the Embassy office in the UK.

"On the day of the incident the protesters who were carrying LTTE flags had shouted slogans against the Sri Lankan government and sung songs in praise of Prabhakaran. The Brigadier who was standing inside the premises of the Sri Lankan HC had pointed to the Sri Lankan flag on the shoulder of his uniform and gestured that the Sri Lankan government had already 'taken care' of Prabhakaran,"the Army Commander explained, added that it was not in any way or form a threat meant for the protesters, a claim made by those who had viewed the incident on the internet.

He said he would update the President on what had taken place tomorrow(9).(Indika Ramanayake)

  Comments - 31

  • Gayan Friday, 09 February 2018 01:04 AM

    Lucky for our brave brigadier its election time in SL.

    Kumara Friday, 09 February 2018 03:10 AM

    Await the verdict of her majestry's government verdict,UK.

    Siva Friday, 09 February 2018 06:18 AM

    Substantive explanation.

    MRS, Nandani Smith Friday, 09 February 2018 03:16 AM

    Nandani - A man in a uniform representing a foreign country in uk should have known better to behave even under provocations. It all boils down to education and training. A disgrace to Sri Lanka.

    BUSHEL Friday, 09 February 2018 09:27 AM


    Nizam Friday, 09 February 2018 09:37 AM

    Its certainly a disgrace to the people of the community who were protesting as LTTE being banned. worldwide. A disgrace to the authorities too.

    Shane Friday, 09 February 2018 09:48 AM

    R u even a sri Lankan...He stud up to his country. His belief and his dignity.... I believe the person posted this comment fals to the same category... What if this incident happens to the USA ... by now .... ??? U decide.......

    duminda Friday, 09 February 2018 10:11 AM

    UK MPs who try to please terrorists are the real disgrace to human being..

    mali Friday, 09 February 2018 10:43 AM

    We know how UN behaved during the war by supporting terrorist organisation and was pulled up for this act many times.. Refer the past news papers to check proof. Your theory apply to them first.

    Cooper Friday, 09 February 2018 01:36 PM

    @Nandani- i think your not a sri lanken and supporting to the Terrorist,if your a Real Sri Lankan you will comment on this way,

    Lord Wolfstein Friday, 09 February 2018 04:48 PM

    Whether businessmen or supporters of a terrorist organization have protested there has nothing to do with the fact that a diplomat and officer may not lose his contenance. I dare not imagine how this man is acting under great pressure.

    RR Friday, 09 February 2018 04:19 AM

    We were told that the Tamils are of dark to black complexion but the Sinhalese to be fair like the North Indians. I see these military officers to be of black complexion and so are most in your cricket team.

    KF Friday, 09 February 2018 09:53 AM

    Have you looked at your self recently? you half boiled prawn!

    xab Friday, 09 February 2018 10:15 AM

    Do you realize they stay out in the sun a lot under tropical weather? Besides it has nothing to do with this news

    mal Friday, 09 February 2018 10:45 AM

    This is nothing to do with complexion never knew you guys are so uneducated.

    Dhammika Friday, 09 February 2018 07:27 AM

    Brig . Priyankara Fernando acted in the best interest of Sri Lanka and the Sri Lanka Army . Absolutely no doubt about it .

    Ozman Friday, 09 February 2018 08:58 AM

    Well done Brigadier. These scavengers have not done any good to the innocent Tamils in Sri Lanka.

    Ceylon Friday, 09 February 2018 09:02 AM

    Un civiliseness of president and again un civiliseness of army comander exposed to tbe world.where is army comander's army decipline?.

    SAM SPARROW Friday, 09 February 2018 11:00 AM

    I thought SL already killed all the LTTE. Now I know they didn't kill any and safely send them to the UK. How come the word War Hero risen then.

    Lord Wolfstein Friday, 09 February 2018 11:41 AM

    This decision shows the different between an uncivilized and a civilized country.

    Lal Friday, 09 February 2018 12:52 PM

    Yes civilized country banned terrorist organization but allow them to wave flag in front of diplomatic mission. Why this double standard?

    Gayan Friday, 09 February 2018 04:52 PM

    Civilized terrorists? never heard of them before.

    Yamuna Friday, 09 February 2018 11:58 AM

    Yeah Wait until election passed You can see what's going to happen

    Asela Friday, 09 February 2018 01:41 PM

    He pointed to flag and made a silent gesture to people who try to destroy this tiny country. He must have meant that he will not betray his flag even if someone tries to slit his throat.

    Kumara Friday, 09 February 2018 02:46 PM

    Remember: one man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter. eg: Nelson Mandela-Ex President of South Africa. Terrorist under white rule and President under Black rule!

    Savindra goda Friday, 09 February 2018 02:49 PM

    We thought a lesson to the Tamils we don’t want to bring it to an mayanmar state where we chase them off to india ..

    vithura Friday, 09 February 2018 05:08 PM

    Tamils are not boat people like the descendents of Vijaya!

    jayampathyr Friday, 09 February 2018 05:50 PM


    S.P.RAMKUMAR Friday, 09 February 2018 05:53 PM

    Yes Sir no need to take any action this sign is all done by WWE wrestler Undertaker.

    Ari Friday, 09 February 2018 08:01 PM

    Diplomats from Western countries have been meddling in our internal affairs freely violating the Vienna convention to their hearts content, why does Sri Lanka have to justify to anyone what our Diplomats do withing our own compound against terrorist sympathizers.

    Leave It buddies Friday, 09 February 2018 08:34 PM

    come on folks, either of them are not educated or uncivilised ( SL Army and LTTE) so just leave it, we have mountains of issues in Sri Lanka and focus on our country development ????

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