Confirming Colombo Telegraph’s expose of the Sri Lankan High Commissioner to the UK, Dr. Chris Nonis being assaulted, he has finally confirmed that he was in fact assaulted and handed in his resignation as a result of the incident.
News1st @newsfirst_en –
“Dr. Chris Nonis confirms to News 1st that he was assaulted and handed in his resignation.”
It was Colombo Telegraph that initially disclosed the attack on Nonis by the Monitoring MP for External Affairs Sajin Vass in the presence of External Affairs Ministry Secretary Kshenuka Senviratne in New York. Moreover, it was also revealed that the President following his return to Colombo from New York took immediate steps to impose a complete media blackout on the incident to prevent it from being reported in state or private media.
However, despite his attempts the story was eventually published in several local media including newspapers and websites but they have all withheld from naming the attacked as Sajin Vass.
— News1st (@newsfirst_en) October 3, 2014