20 February, 2018

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London Police Investigates Complaints Against Brigadier Fernando Who May Lose Diplomatic Protection

“Pursuant to Brigadier Priyankara Fernando’s conduct outside the premises of the Sri Lankan High Commission in London on the 4th of February 2018, James Dauris, the British High Commissioner to Sri Lanka, acting on instructions from the highest level of government, lodged a strong official protest with Sri Lanka’s Ministry of External Affairs,” sources close to British government told Colombo Telegraph.

Following this Brigadier Fernando was suspended from his post as defence attaché to the Sri Lankan High Commission to the UK and is to be withdrawn from the post next week.

In the intervening period the Special Branch of the Metropolitan Police are interviewing complainants on an ongoing basis against Fernando with a view to pressing charges.

If they succeed in laying charges ahead of Fernando’s withdrawal, he faces the risk of being stripped of any diplomatic protection he has been afforded in the United Kingdom, sources further said.

Writing to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Paul Scully MP and Chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Tamils urged him to take immediate action and withdraw Brigadier Fernando’s diplomatic papers and expel him from the United Kingdom.

Meanwhile there are unconfirmed reports claiming that President Maithripala Sirisena has instructed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to revoke the suspension following representations made by Army Commander Lt General Mahesh Senanayake.

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    CT reports

    “Meanwhile there are unconfirmed reports claiming that President Maithripala Sirisena has instructed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to revoke the suspension following representations made by Army Commander Lt General Mahesh Senanayake.”

    “If you’ve got them by the balls, their hearts and minds will follow” –
    After all Theodore Roosevelt was right.
    Army Commander Lt General Mahesh Senanayake is in control or is it super smart ass patriot Brigadier Priyanka Fernando exercising power over president?

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      WOW, Native,
      Big storm in a glass of water. LOL! I agree Brigadier in question is unsuitable for diplomatic work in an important capital in the world. He must be severely reprimanded and disciplined. Must be recalled to Colombo at once. However, LTTE’s British LAPDOGS have wasted no time in capitalizing the affair. Like a Lean Mean Propaganda Machine set-up by Joseph Goebbels himself. Where the reaction to LTTE FLAGS, BLOOD-THIRSTY CHANTING by LTTE scumbags? WHAT’S OUR NATION? PEALAM! WHO’S OUR LEADER? FAT PIG! All that was so-totally legit? What a joke? Cheers!
      PS: I challenge the patronizing British hypocrites to show us their reaction to an ISIS or a NAZI demo opposite London US Embassy. On 4th July. If Met Police elects to look the other way, Mr. Trump will whip their pale butts himself.Then Brits will duly oblige.

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      If the unconfirmed story happens to be true, then there could be various implications.
      There is no smoke without fire.
      Is the said Commander Lt. General so powerful as to instruct the President how to do his job?

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        The important part is this UNCONFRMED REPORT. Tamils are good at dancing. Really primitive habit.

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      Then Can This MP and London Police also explain why, a Banned Terrorist outfit is violating British Law, Just Like making a small adjustment here and there to the LTTE flag that gesture can not be proven to what it was. Congrats Sir We all salute you for what ever gesture you made.

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      Dear British MP Idiot

      If you are quote the OHCHR re war crimes, the same report also accused the cheer leaders you are supporting, which your own country have classed as a terrorist org, and banned under British Law,

      Just hope our idiots will also reply back to these fools.

      Sir We salute your gesture , now turn both fingers upward to the British Gov, isolated in the world like a desperate CT

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    It was said in Colombo Media that Rapist Armed Forces were investigating the incident. Now, it seems, after the investigation, the head of the Rapist Army has justified the action to he War Crime accused New King. So the accused War Criminal is asking to withdraw the suspension.

    Under Aappa Diplomacy, Lanakwe always naively find out excuses and escape, but to others but it never lose opportunity without using.

    They may remember how Ranil treated American Ambassador when he went to talk about Jerusalem Embassy.

    Time for act for London Police and British Parliament.

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    Political reality and Tamil expectations are poles apart.Despite any external pressures from utterly misled and hoodwinked do Gooders in the Labour Party Sirisena will be committing political suicide if he does not revoke the suspension of the Brigadier. This issue will be political dynamite at the weekend elections and Sirisena will be a dumb ass if he does not revoke the suspension. Ranil has not spoken yet and it is unlikely that he will say anything till Monday.
    What a Sri Lankan Armyofficer says or does is not anybody,s concern and the stupid English should not have allowed any demonstration in the first place.
    Nothing will come out of this other than a well deserved recognition of the patriotism of the Brigadier. The effing Tamils all round the world can scream till the cows come home, but take my word the Brigadier will stay on.

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      It is a ruthless threat by a senior military officer of Sri Lanka (defense attaché to UK) to the British residents/citizens. These Tamils are British passport holders and Briton has allowed them to protest (as long as it is non-violent). Such threatening (throat-cutting) gestures are sometimes considered as criminal offence in the West. It can have very serious diplomatic repercussions if this fool is not withdrawn immediately. The president may be playing to the gallery to get some cheap Sinhala votes by revoking his suspension without knowing the consequences.
      It is pointless talking about Dayan. The readers have said enough.

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      Sirisena committed poliutical hara kari the day he said no external judges, no to killings. The fool promised otherwise.

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      Ha Ha Ha
      Am I not elated? Gamarala in an act of self preservation has ordered that the suspension ofthe gallant Brigadier Be revoked! Exactly what I foresaw yesterday. I will not be pardoned for this feeling of self elation by one eyed racists like Sakkaraya, Tamil Vedda et al nonentities in my book but pathetically making feeble attempts to counter rational theory with undiluted Tamil racism!

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      Percy the ignoramus. Reinstating the criminal is not going to end the problem. When posting one to a diplomatic post, permission has to be obtained from the host country, and they can refuse to let him in. Member of the diplomatic mission cannot remain in the country if he contravenes diplomatic code of conduct and the host country can ask the foreign country to take him back. British High commissioner in SL has made representation to SL foreign ministry about this matter. MS has taken action with LG polls in mind and cannot keep him in UK after the elections, if UK wants him out..

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        Sakkara,What you have said is rubbish. In effect you say there is a diplomatic code of conduct. Yes but that covers only issues such as participating in local politics etc.what has the The British High Com in SL got to do with this?
        Just wait and see, the Brigadier will remain despite’s all the protest from the Tiger rump. He will not be sent back.Racists like you still support the Tigers and cannot get over the well deserved extermination of a megalomaniac called Prabakaran.

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    As we suggested, this not a lone act of an Army Attache. More evidence are come out. The head of the Nation has ordered this attache to be reinstated.

    We have been quoting in these pages that all the January 2015, election slogans had been reused in LG election other than “No Leader, No Commander and No Soldier will be prosecuted’. It was cited by Yahapalanaya that they have achieved it and Old Royals, Ponny and New Royals have been saved from UN Electric Chair. That is why the reason, an achieved promise was not repeated in this election. But Punishing a Tamil private trader before election was not bringing the needed glowing for that citation( or that achievement). That is why, it is why now this drama was enacted by the leadership of Lanakwe, including their EP, New King. An army attache issued muder threat was suspended and reinstated.
    Lankawe will not act. London Police have to act on thsi.

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    Should not the London Police investigate the showing the flags of terrorist organization with the same vigor!

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      srinathan.gunaratnam

      You should know if the flag is being banned in your motherland UK.
      Let us know. If the flag is not banned you could make a few pounds from getting Tiger flags made here and selling them there.

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    Shaymon,

    All nonsense talk and President Maithripala is going to win by a landslide and Ranil will be history!

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      Bandula Jayasekera

      You are the right man I am looking forward to exchanging ideas and discuss things that matter to people.
      Do you still keep in touch with Dalai Lama?
      Aren’t you going invite him for a short visit?
      I love to meet a true practicing Buddhist.
      What is stopping Sri Lanka or like minded people inviting him?

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    Another election election stunt:

    Day before yesterday New King went with all bells and whistles to openly a closed road, Pointpetro Ponnalai. Not a new Road. But News Media is telling that is not true. The acting King acted like he is opening when he was in Jaffna, but it is not opened to people use yet. The crooks are using an old Road to this much of election games while using the Talikody monies build them belt ways.

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      Why the bloody hell cannot he open the road in front of the temple at Kandy as he promised during the 2015 election.Another guy- you know who/what that decorate the paddy field, on which the crows shit-

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    The woman in front controlling her not to see back, knowing what was supposed to take place behind her back. The person behind the goon in the video has shown that he was expecting what to go ahead so he had forcefully turned back. Apparently it was a prearranged parade.
    This is openly an election stunt, setup in Colombo and orchestrated in London. They all must be investigated in London. Then only Yahapalanaya double face it be come to light.

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    “The army does no wrong” – under this motto every form of persecution – financial, social, linguistic,religious – of Tamils goes on in the north and east.
    Even Tamil prisoners in jail for 10 to 15 years, without trial, are no exception.

    The President too “believes” in this motto – purely for political survival – or else, the ruling junta will lose the ongoing local government elections, and, even the next parliamentary election.

    In Britain, army men are/were prosecuted for the slightest impropriety, against their comrades, civilians, and even against enemy combatants during wars/rebellions eg. the former Irish insurrection.

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    Just when we thought that the players are UNP/SLFP/SLPP we find the Lankan Armed Services entering the fray.

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    No matter what others say, we Srilankans consider him as a hero. Any Srilankan would feel same, when people carrying flags representing the terrorists who killed our people.
    No matter where we stand, we will stand for our country…

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      Seyed

      Hero has now become a Zero due to his stupidity…

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        Once a hero always a hero. He has lost much more than his posting while fighting for his country. You are an idiot.

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          Amanda

          “He has lost much more than his posting while fighting for his country.”

          You mean killing of his own people.
          If he could not resist his temptation in a foreign country representing the state imagine what he would done in the battle field, and inside detention camp,….. Imagine how he would have motivated his men under his command to use rape as a weapon of war.

          Truth cannot be buried deep.

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          What BS, These guys stole from the poor in the name of the war and made as much as politician. Every ranked officer that served in the north is loaded. Left the village and moved to posh areas of Col.

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    President Sirisena has already revoked the suspension. Therefore the rest is now BS.

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      We know Champawati, That Ugly war criminal, New King suppressed all crimes committed by Old Royals, SLFP and UNP but kept pushing the Demelo Mahendran’s case which done as per the instruction of Ranil. We know that Ugly war criminal will not allow Lanakwe investigation to be independent. That is why we insisting that London Police have to investigate this. He was on the road and did this. There is no Embassy protection for him on the london Roads.

      It is the London police has to take over from here!

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    It is very clear to anyone with , even a pea, brain as to who is in control of the SRILANKAN government. IT IS THE ALMIGHTY army. All this democracy is simply a bull shit but the average srilankan can’t understand that. That is the reality.

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    The reinstatement of the Brigadier, British Parliament is going to boil over. President could have quietly recalled the Brigadier back to SL and given him another post, but he did not do so. Foolishly he reinstated the Brigadier. Tamil votes in Britain are block votes and the influence these Tamils have with their MPs are strong. These MPs who represent Tamils are going to rise up in the British Parliament and that would make another scene in the International Diplomatic circles. At this juncture as no proper investigation has been held one cannot say if the Brigadier was right or wrong. But by reinstating him, rather than calling him for an inquiry to SL, the President has stirred a hornets nest.

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      Dont over estimate LTTE rump in UK

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      There is a lesson here Park. Never give in to blackmail. There is something called honour to which there is no price. Sri Lanka has suffered enough through the greed of these uncivilised Dravidians.No more quarter to be asked from these bastards and none given.

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    Some one check whether this is the work with stolen money from the Central bank. Evidence looks like that PTL or their parent company provided money. check Whether this is political propaganda with that Rs 154 million advertising contract for UNP.

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    We are a proud nation . Patriotic Lion Brand people of the Land of the Buddha , thriving mainly on loans obtained from all possible monetary institutions in the whole universe and governed by a democratic parliament which we have the honour to include some of the most efficient rogues who we believe could drive us all to Nibbana in no time. This `jalbariya` with Embassy is a `Minah-matter`. Simple solution: Let the great patriot Wimal Weerawansa declare war on UK!

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    I refer you to an excellent letter written by Dy. Minister Navin Dissanayake addressed to the U.K politicians who blatantly support this terror outfit. The LTTE is a banned terror outfit, no doubt. This gathering should not have been allowed. These two U.K politicians are the favourite sponsors of the lost cause of militarism. Every argument favours whatever the Brigadier did at that time. My question is, in the event the U.K declares him a ‘Persona non grata’ like the late R.Premadasa did to a U.K Ambassador who did not know how to mind his own business but conducted himself like the Vice Roy, WHAT WILL THE GOSL DO ??!! Lets be ready and not get caught like we have in the case of Udayanga Weeratunge!!!!

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