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Wednesday, 21 February 2018 - 13:38
Brig. Priyanka Fernando recalled
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The Defence Attaché of Sri Lanka High Commission in London, Brigadier Priyanka Fernando has been recalled.
 
Speaking at the weekly cabinet media briefing, Military Spokesperson Brig. Sumith Atapattu said he will arrive in the island today (Feb. 21).
 
The Military Spokesperson said that Brig. Fernando was recalled to get more information on the present situation.
 
Brig. Priyanka Fernando's name came into prominence following an incident that occurred opposite the London High Commission premises on the Independence Day (Feb. 04).
 
Next day, the Foreign Ministry announced that the High Commissioner was directed to suspend the services of Brig. Fernando.
 
However, President Maithripala Sirisena overruled that directive and ordered him to be reinstated.
 
The Military Spokesperson said that Brigadier Priyanka Fernando was recalled to ensure his personal security and the image of the country’s diplomatic service is safeguarded.


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