Brigadier Priyanka Fernando was removed as Minister Counselor (Defence) at the Sri Lankan mission in the UK and recalled to Sri Lanka following complaints over a threatening gesture he made at demonstrators outside the mission a few weeks ago.
Colombo Telegraph learns that the government had assured that this move will not affect the education of Fernando’s children in the UK.
Fernando’s gesture resulted in complaints to British authorities by protestors as well as many expatriate Tamil groups. It was reported that he was immediately recalled, but President Sirisena threw the entire episode into a circus by claiming he had revoked this decision.
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