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Wednesday, 07 February 2018 - 19:17
Presidential Order to reinstate Brigadier Priyanka served to two ministries
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President Maithripala Sirisena today (Feb. 07) ordered to reinstate the Defence Attaché to the Sri Lankan High Commission in London, Brigadier Priyanka Fernando with immediate effect.

It is stated that the Presidential Order was served in writing to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Defence.

A group of LTTE proxies staged a demonstration in front of the Sri Lankan High Commission in London on Independence Day.

The High Commission staff came out of the premises when the demonstration was underway.

Thereafter, a video depicting Brigadier Fernando making gestures towards the protestors was circulated on social media.

A group of British Parliamentarians have also written to the UK Foreign Secretary raising their concerns over the incident.

Later, Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced that it suspended Brigadier Fernando from his responsibilities with immediate effect.

However, today President has ordered to reverse the Foreign Ministry’s decision.

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