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Thursday, 08 February 2018 - 9:36
Unknown facts about Brig. Priyanka
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President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday (Feb. 07) ordered to reinstate the Defence Attaché to the Sri Lankan High Commission in London, Brigadier Priyanka Fernando after Foreign Ministry issued a directive to Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner in London to suspend his services
 
His services were suspended due to an incident took place on 4th of February in London.
 
A group of LTTE proxies had 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.
 
Brigadier Fernando has been a highly decorated officer in the Military and he had joined the London High Commission as Defence Attaché 6 months ago.
 
He is a product of D. S. Senanayake College, Colombo.
 
Brig. Fernando is a father of two and he was born in Kandy.

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