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SL Defence Attaché issue raised in British Parliament

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The issue of former Defence Attaché Brigadier Priyankara Fernando was raised by MP Hywel Williams in the British Parliament on Wednesday.

The MP asked Minister of State for Asia and the Pacific Mark Field what discussions he has had with Sri Lankan Foreign Affairs Minister since the return of the Defence Attaché of Sri Lankan High Commission in London.

State Minister Field said he met Minister Tilak Marapana on April 18 on the sidelines of the Commonwealth Summit and raised the Defence Attaché incident with him.

“The former Defence Attaché's posting to London was formally ended by the Government of Sri Lanka on April 15. No successor has yet been appointed,” he said.

Brigadier Fernando was the Defence Attaché of the Sri Lankan High Commission in London. He was summoned to Sri Lanka over the incident where he showed a throat-cut gesture towards a group of protesting LTTE supporters in London.

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  • Jude Friday, 25 May 2018 08:42 AM

    Hey British parliament have nothing better to discuss!!!??? Getta life!!!, getta grip!!! Those bastards!!!

    cheers Friday, 25 May 2018 08:46 AM

    Great stuff our Brigadier even the British Parliament is scared off and just imagine the asylum seekers and tamil boaties they must be pissing in their pants

    abc Friday, 25 May 2018 03:11 PM

    So the Brits are scared of this silly fellow? U must be delusional.

    Chari Friday, 25 May 2018 08:49 AM

    The LTTE is a banned Terrorist Organization that killed thousands of innocent People of all Communities. Hence his action was not wrong.

    BuffaloaCitizen Friday, 25 May 2018 09:53 AM

    This is an example where the action of a thug with absolutely no discipline can bring utmost disgrace to a countries Armed Forces.

    Haramanis Friday, 25 May 2018 01:56 PM

    These are the brave who destroyed the LTTE and killed the murderer Prabhakaran

    Lion Friday, 25 May 2018 10:17 PM

    Next time it won't be limited to gesture

    p nonis Friday, 25 May 2018 10:00 AM

    In Military communications( silent communication) with signs the gesture is cut it off . the activity whatever it was. In this case a protestNot the Neck but the protest activity. anybody with common sense can figure it out ,although he was penalized and sent home.stupidity in the part of the reporters totally biased to cut the sergeant in arms at the srilankan High Commission.

    saman Friday, 25 May 2018 10:15 AM

    Today GB is swamped by Extremist Islamic Ideologic elements. Keep sympathising with the Extremists GB and don't blame us for the end results!

    Nadaal Friday, 25 May 2018 10:40 AM

    Well done MP Williams. Tamil diaspora has billions of dollars so you can use some by dancing to their tunes

    Palli Kanda Friday, 25 May 2018 10:46 AM

    Could ISIS protest outside the Israeli Embassey in London on their National Day? This is called British Hypocrisy. We are bullied because we are a poor nation, no oil and no guts and our rogue politicians.

    asela Friday, 25 May 2018 10:58 AM

    Very good gesture by Brig Fernando. We should not care a single cent for these white smelly bastards

    Ceylon Friday, 25 May 2018 11:25 AM

    Criminals and animals are positions holding in srilanka.from junior to president are mostly animals.read news papers,watch news for more details.

    lanka Friday, 25 May 2018 01:43 PM

    MP Hywel Williams should use the British taxpayers money and time to do something useful to UK citizens than wasting time on things that is of no concern to him or the British public.

    Youth Friday, 25 May 2018 08:15 PM

    People should understand that wherever we go, even if we go to another planet we go with the name called SRILANKA, all our words we speak , our behavior and thoughts go under that name .So i guess its better not to put out your behavior inside the country to the outside world.

    Gummay Baiya Friday, 25 May 2018 09:43 PM

    Had our boys and girls not paid the ultimate sacrifice with their lives, we would still be fighting a civil war. But what this officer did was disgraceful and a dishonour to our military, uniform and his own credibility.


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