State Minister of Defense Ruwan Wijewardene today lauded Minister Counsellor (Defence) Brigadier Priyankara Fernando of the Sri Lankan High Commission in UK, for giving a signal to the pro LTTE Diaspora members whom he said are not genuinely interested in the Tamil community in Sri Lanka.
“My preference is for Brigadier Fernando as he had given the right signal to pro LTTE Diaspora,” he said. The Secretary Ministry of Foreign Affairs made a request to recall him.
“However, the President intervened and asked him to remain in the UK. I am happy about it as the State Minister of Defense, my vote is for the Brigadier as he gave a signal to the pro LTTE group. I thank him as I don’t think any of the pro LTTE people who protested there have ever come to Sri Lanka. They collect funds for various organizations. They don’t love the Tamils at all,” State Minister Wijewardene said. (Yohan Perera)
Comments - 22
Dhammika Thursday, 08 February 2018 05:59 PM
Yes , As a Sri Lankan Brig . Priyankara acted appropriately . As a Sri Lankan living in Sri Lanka I am with you Brig . Priyankara and the Sri Lanka Army .
Mm Thursday, 08 February 2018 06:39 PM
The LTTE diaspora was trampling our flag and calling a dead man as their leader!!! Well done brigadier!!
Mm Thursday, 08 February 2018 06:36 PM
Excellent Mr. Wijewardene!
Freddy Thursday, 08 February 2018 06:41 PM
What the brigadier did was the Only way to handle Tamil terrorism, hiding in UK bribing corrupt politicians. UK should understand the language of Terrorism. In Malaysia the Tamil ltte and their cronies beat up the high Commissioner and also a monk. These cunning Tamil terrorist will do anything to condemn the Government Internationally. The people is fed up and the local Tamils have to come forward and expose these killers.
SL Thursday, 08 February 2018 06:42 PM
These pro -terrorists talk rubbish. 500 indian fishermen , why can not Sinhalese live in North ? Are the Tamils who settled in south during the war ready to be re-settled in north ? brigadier has given a clear answer.
malik Thursday, 08 February 2018 06:51 PM
The LTTE as a Terror outfit is banned in the UK, Yet they allow only this particular outfit to break the Law. Imagine if a Islamic Group did this out side the USA embassy
VJ Thursday, 08 February 2018 07:16 PM
It would be appropriate to teach the army man some diplomacy before posting to foreign missions.
Nimal Maama Thursday, 08 February 2018 10:53 PM
Army man you are referring does not represent Tamil or any other terrorist living in SL or UK.He has mastered that theory very well. Those who think of life with LTTE, must have been awaken from this jolt.
Nimal Maama Thursday, 08 February 2018 10:50 PM
It is the only language that the Tamil Terrorists will understand. Brigadier acted and communicated the message appropriately.
Puran Appu Thursday, 08 February 2018 10:59 PM
I am living in overseas for over 30 years. This gasture is a very common which means to "stop now". It is a sort of sign languageuse use at day to day work. Look at the person he is smiling. Unfortunately this gasture was misinterpreted purposefully by pro tamil groups.
Leo Friday, 09 February 2018 12:11 AM
Forget the pro LTTE groups even JVP social media activists did it
Rama Friday, 09 February 2018 12:06 AM
his actions show that he is an uncivilised primitive sinhala savage.
Gayan Friday, 09 February 2018 01:02 AM
Govt changed the stance soon after realising the public mood.
christo Friday, 09 February 2018 08:35 AM
SL army behave like this in foreign soil. Imagine what they must have been doing in SL-North and then you wonder why the West is against SL
Fitz Friday, 09 February 2018 08:56 AM
@Rama, get over yourself! We Sri Lankan's will not allow the LTTE to raise its head again. Face the reality, Prabakaran is dead
Sathy Friday, 09 February 2018 09:38 AM
No, No, the "Brigadier" did not have any bad intensions. Just scratching his neck. Please send him some itch guard cream from the Great Nation of "Sorry" Lanka!
Chari Friday, 09 February 2018 09:56 AM
Inviting British Royalty for Independence Day celebrations....big mistake. Their policy even today is to divide and rule.
surasena Friday, 09 February 2018 11:35 AM
Do not make him a HERO over this incident. Next time he will jump into London streets with a Rambo Knife and slaughter the Diaspora. The Deputy Minister of Defense must act with proper insight.
Kumara Dharmarathne Friday, 09 February 2018 02:20 PM
Sir, whatever you do,please do it in a professional way. Just don't do things unprofessionally in order to gain only a political mileage.
Kumara Friday, 09 February 2018 03:35 PM
Remember: one man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter. Long live principles of Ex President Mandela of Sth Africa..
Kumar Friday, 09 February 2018 04:13 PM
To Minister Ruwan,Her Majesty's government does not want any one, let alone a guest of UK Govt,. behaving in the manner that Brigadier has acted on the streets of London. So what answer you have for the UK government?
Pali Kanda Friday, 09 February 2018 07:14 PM
Just for a moment think the protestors were ISIS. God help, British secret service, Scotland Yard would have been all over. Terrorism matters to West when white people die. Our LTTE issue is arm chair viewing for British. This is called - Hypocrisy and we will have to keep on battling alone.
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