Colombo Telegraph learns that Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner to the UK, Dr. Chris Nonis, despite resigning from his position last Monday (29) continues to visit the High Commission premises.
Sources claim that he had visited the High Commission last weekend and had accessed his computer and backed-up/deleted files etc. Colombo Telegraph also learns that a key to the High Commission premises is still in his possession and continues to use his official vehicle.
These frequent visits of Dr. Nonis to the High Commission premises has led to the development of an awkward situation among the staff, as they are uncertain of how to engage with him and are also concerned on whether he might have accessed files containing sensitive information from their computers as well.
The Colombo Telegraph has been unable to reach Nonis for comment.
His official Facebook page still says; “Dr. Chris Nonis, the Sri Lankan High Commissioner to the UK”
The External Affairs Monitoring MP Sajin de Vass Gunawardena, who mercilessly assaulted Nonis at a gathering in New York. His resignation letter that was handed over early last week was eventually accepted by the External Affairs Minister Prof. G. L. Peiris on Friday (3) upon instructions by the President who was irritated over Dr. Nonis complaining about the slapping incident to Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith, who had in turn prevented Vass from meeting the Pope in Vatican.
Meanwhile, Sri Lanka’s Deputy High Commissioner to the Maldives Chanaka H. Talpahewa has been appointed as the chargé d’affaires in the UK High Commission.