The Minster of Media Keheliya Rambukwella today admitted that the Sri Lankan High Commissioner to United Kingdom, Chris Nonis has resigned.
The tragic comedy figured at a news briefing in Colombo today (Tuesday) evening by Media Minister, Keheliya Rambukwella. He admitted that the High Commissioner Chris Nonis has resigned. Under intense questioning, he used his mobile phone to speak to Minister of External Affairs, Professor G.L. Peiris. After a long conversation, Keheliya said he was withdrawing his earlier remarks because External Affairs Minister is saying he has not resigned.
But the shocking news came later. After the news conference ended, he told media representatives that Nonis resigned but it was not accepted. He said he should not be quoted.
High Commissioner Nonis Quits After Assault By Sajin Vaas
Amarasiri / September 30, 2014
Dear FORMER Sri Lankan High Commissioner to United Kingdom, Chris Nonis
RE: Nonis Resigned But Don’t Quote Me: Media Minister Keheliya.
Yes. Resign, Resign and Resign and keep whatever honour you have left.
If MaRa does not accept your resignation, just quit, do not go to work and take a hike in the Scottish Mountainous with the sheet. It is good for you to be with sheep rather than these rascals.
Spring Koha / September 30, 2014
Dr No should resign, and go as planned to Birmingham, meet up with our Ranil, who will soothingly rub balm on his wounds and say ‘don’t worry old chap, you will get your revenge when we get in next year’. And it all ends happily ever after. Nice!
ps: watch out for the next episode in 2015.
srilal / October 1, 2014
As expected , here is the latest
“Dr. Chris Nonis, Sri Lankan Envoy to the United Kingdom is likely to continue as High Commissioner in London despite having tendered his resignation to President Mahinda Rajapaksa in person. ” [Edited out]
Leelawathie / October 1, 2014
and why ?
Dadisbidis / October 1, 2014
Don’t worry it was Washing Machine malfunction. When the running repairman Mr Geneva Loss heard the malfunction he immediately repaired it. Only problem is GL’s first mate Mr Vassa [Edited out] was the culprit for the malfunction!
Palitha K / October 1, 2014
Dr.Nonis reportedly said during the assault: [Edited out]
mada pokuna / September 30, 2014
Nonis has turned out to be another Jackson Anthony type guy.
Know All / September 30, 2014
So, what will Dr Nonis do? Put his self respect before ‘service to the motherland’, his principles before the pragmatic? Let’s see. We do, after all, have a tremendous capacity for rationalisation.
I recall Dr Colvin R De Silva once saying how in SL, ministers don’t resign their positions, they simply resign themselves to the position. Dr Nonis may well also choose to follow this hallowed national tradition.
Susantha / September 30, 2014
Nonis is NOT doing any service to motherland. JUST ONLY A TALKSHOP. NO ACTION. He does good service to Mcwoods by selling/ promoting their tea and build up business liks at the poor Sri Lankan tax payers money.
Leon / September 30, 2014
If there any decency in him, which I hope he has, he should give an emphatic NO to the President, because from time to time he will be meeting moron Vass who is monitoring the so called foreign service. Mr Nonis you don’t have to put up with this kind of treatment.
They are a despicable lot and you’re not one of them.
Seelawathige Puthaa / September 30, 2014
Who would be the next to follow Nonis s reaction ?
I believe the next will be powerful UPFA parliamentarians that are made silent in and out of parliament will follow Nonis.
The days ahead of Meeharaka Rajapakshe are not brightful. You can fool the very same nation again and again even if they are stupid sinahalayas of our kind.
Seelawathige Putha / October 1, 2014
You cant fool the same nation repeatedly it should sound.
rohantha / September 30, 2014
Oh! He cant do it.Too many interests in Sri Lanka in the name of Mackwoods. Is he going to risk it. So he will have to Grin n bear. From Dr Nonis to Gutikana Nonis.
Siri / September 30, 2014
Just culprits standing on culverts across the village corners are the supporter of Rajapakshe – unfortunately they are the majoirty of this so called over 93% literate nation. Rajapakshe can get on with them better than with RW or the like decent politicians. Birds of a feathher flock together charactor is what I clearly see it. Gamaya raja unahama una de we experienced by Premadasa, then again people to give a mandata even worst kind of another premsada – whichi nobody else PINNA buruwa MR – is a curese. That we harvest today.
sama / October 2, 2014
Assaults here and assualts their are part of their culture – today.
What happeend to the mann – not just someone Hambantota Nagaradhipathi – mayor of Rajapakshe choice – evne if he drove away visiting UNP politicians in their fact finding mission – to this day, nothing is investigated…prevarications of their nature keep coming so. That is their nature. They have that in their blood.
Rajaapkshe is the most virulent charactor as CBK and other few made it clear to the nation shortly before this man was about to be won. DJ and other that cough for their egoistic agendas cant know much about this man, people must not rely on them either.
We know perfectly well that nothing like LAW and oder is there today adequately applying whatever it is., it is the reason people or better said senior public servants incl VASU the anus mouth – to stay totally commma fallen patients. To other it looks free media are in function but how many of them work according free agendas. Nobody, CT please bring about this more to make aware the nation.
niranjala / September 30, 2014
By assaulting our national hero finally the late wins…..
godaya / September 30, 2014
Sajin Vas should be the one to be thrown out lock stock and barrel. His behavior is arrogant and he is a menace. He has MR’s backing and it is well known that MR should let him go but is afraid of the dirty linen that will be washed. Our foreign relations are in shreds because of this jackass. Give him plenty to drink and send him on one of the highways in a fast car. But make sure there are no other motorists on the road. His arrogance will make him push the pedal faster and the rest will be history.
Sri Lanka’s situation is so grave in the international media and do we really have a desire to serve the country or serve self serving agendas. Sajin should get lost and the country will be a better place. MR should have the courage to remove all thugs and corruption. The whole bunch are so corrupt that they stink!!!
D'Costa / October 1, 2014
Hey Mister, you be careful of what you wish for….if you wish for someone’s death my Buddhist religion says that karma will follow you..the same way the wheel follows the bull
While Sajin Vass is totaly wrong to resort to voilence to settle an argument, that doesnt give you the right to wish death on him
Matilda Ellepola / September 30, 2014
mark my workds, this guy will NEVER resign as someone mentioned, he is worse than Jackson Anthony and he is well aware of what will happen to his core business of Mackwoods if he comes to the wrong books of Medamulana rogues.
He will just keep going and no drama, will call the baggage boy Sir next time and all well and good.
Matilda Ellepola / September 30, 2014
I dont know what kind of a Doctor is this Nonis dude., If he has any backbone or ethics., he should have resigned right away after getting the ‘treatment’ from the baggage boy.
Nonis., are you going to show us the 2500 year old civilisation or the Buddhas teaching of love your enemy?
Get out of this Medamulana rogues man… anyway their days are counted and numbers are too small., you are not going to lose much in resigning right now.
Susantha / September 30, 2014
True. Nonis never going to resign. This is just like a winning a million dollor lottery to a man who was NO WHERE.
Eusense / September 30, 2014
Nonis did not do the right thing. He should have called 911 and got the NYPD involved. One choke hold from one of them would have gotten rid of this thug for ever. US ambassador Prasad Kariyawasam has to watch his back next year.
Chandra / October 1, 2014
Both Nonis & Vaas are travelling on Diplomatic passports not sure if NYPD would have got involved in a “domestic diplomatic” dispute in a private home unless Nonis filed a personal assault charge.
eusense / October 1, 2014
Are you saying that a diplomatic passport is a passport to commit any crime and walk away free as long as it is in a “private home”?? Bare in mind this incidence happened not inside the SL embassy premises.
Native Vedda / October 1, 2014
NYPD enjoys cavity search.
Kalu Nangi / October 1, 2014
Is Nonis such a “Thoththa Baba” that he could not do a rugger tackle and get Sajjin Vass on the ground, instead of running with a swollen face to Maha Raja? Surely he could have given a knock for knock, slap for slap and kick for kick, since that is the ONLY LANGUAGE these members of the Thug Mafia understands.
kirithay / October 1, 2014
Has no one considered the possibility that Nonis assaulted himself?
Roy / October 1, 2014
You mean a selfie guttie.
Kitta / October 1, 2014
Yes ….! There’s a great possibility. Buddhist monks do ‘Sunnath’ for themselves in our holy land and therefore there’s a very good chance Noni beaten himslef up to corrupt Baggage Boy’s good name.
Supun / October 1, 2014
This what happen when you work with uneducated donkeys.
Dr Nonis is the most respected High commissioner our motherland had, and he was assaulted by a unqualified donkey
Kapila / October 1, 2014
I have seen interviews you had with CNN and BCC and you were the only High Commissioner who knew how to handle International media and International community who were against my mother land.
I was proud as a Sri Lankan to listen to those and I managed to keep my chin high because of the way you handled international pressure.
sama / October 1, 2014
Kapila if you knew all the truths, you would have been proud of this bugger to the very same manner you did then ?
Park / October 1, 2014
Is Keli-Keheliya going to jump from another balcony?
MrRetort / October 1, 2014
P Nonis is only talk shop and has enough ability to sustain any no of kicks on his ass. So he will go on for some more time. People without character character can die for nth time and he will swallow all this and go on. If a Prof. can swallow this sort of humiliation for years, this sort of thing is peanuts for Chris.
The Professional / October 1, 2014
Why should we worry about Nonis and Sajin? What happened was schoolboy stuff. Nothing to do with international relations. It was an international show of national sub-culture staged by two ass holes.
Lanka Muslim, UK / October 1, 2014
The ‘Thuggery Regime’s representative is now in London to palaavar Nonis to withdraw his resignation. Nonis has his business considerations more than his ‘personal repuation’. If he resigns ‘The Regime’ will definitely cause problems to Nonis families’ business expansion programs. So Nonis will continue ‘his maseter’s virtues.
Ajith / October 1, 2014
A kind advice: Please do not come back to Sri lanka. You may have defended the white van abductions of your regime so far but you may not be the next one to face the reality.
W.T. Jayasinghe Perera / October 1, 2014
Here is a news release from G.L. Peiris, Minister of
External Affairs of Sri Lanka:
The attention of the Ministry of External Affairs is
drawn to reports in the social media, not in the
national media (because they are so patriotic they wil
not report when told not to), that Monitoring MP Sajin
de Vass Gunawardena assaulted His Excellency Christopher
Nonis, High Commissioner for Sri Lanka in United Kingdom.”
The Ministry notes that the incident has received undue
publicity and comments. Monitoring MP Vass Gunawardena, as
his title suggests, has been appointed to monitor and correct
deficiencies. For some time now, HE Nonis has not been behaving
responsibly and making ugly remarks about External Secretary
Kshenuka Seneviratne.Mr. Gunawardena has warned him several times
but he has not listened. Hence, he was forced to take the extreme
step of slapping and kicking him. They were very much a part of
his responsibilities as a Monitoring MP.
The Ministry wishes to re-iterate that Mr Gunawardena has been
empowered to take the similar course of action against any other
High Commissioner or Ambassador who does not follow instruction.
The Ministry notes with great satisfaction that High Commissioner
Nonis has duly recognised his mistake after considerable soul
searching. He has therefore decided to continue as High Commissioner
and not make any comments on the incidents. The Ministry appreciates
this position. HE the President has directed that High Commissioner Nonis could take the best medical treatment at government expense
for the injuries he suffered from any hospital in the UK.
The Ministry also thanks Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella who mistakenly said HE Nonis has resigned for eating back his earlier
remarks. This clearly illustrates that high esteem in which Mr
Rambukwella is held for his unimpeachable integrity as a Media
Minister. The Ministry is proud he has never made an inaccurate
statement since becoming Media Minister.
Matilda Ellepola / October 1, 2014
Geneva Loss Pieris is a shameful moron to go on like this with the baggage boy running the Ministry of External Affairs and he himself is just a puppet.
Nonis – do you have any form of shame to hangon like this?
Dayan J was lucky he was kicked out by MA-RA before become another victim of the baggage boy… Dayan you can be proud.
Saman / October 3, 2014
Kshenuka Seneviratne is the dancing partner of baby Namal the fake lawyer.
She has no other qualifications. Anything said against her is punishable by slapping, kicking in the butt and may be White vanned, in the Monkeys Paradise.
Bensen Burner / October 1, 2014
This can happen only in barbaric Sri Lanka, not even in Africa. Bensen
sunil / October 1, 2014
Wow, Thank you Sir! Not resigning…
You are the new Lion for Sri Lankans. If not ‘Indrakeelaya’ in Buddhist words. Never thought you would cope with these stubberns in UK (who think they know everything) like this from you when you first came to UK. Don’t know how you manage to keep smiling for the stupid questions, but I have never seen or even I can’t imagin anyone can do it. You have all the blessings to keep up the great work!
Asoka Siridewa / October 2, 2014
This show goment has no klue what going in with the foreign ministry. [Edited out]
former sri lankan diplomat / October 2, 2014
Never in the course of my long career as a diplomat have I experienced, or heard of even in some backward rudimentary State, such a shameless behaviour from a senior government official. If the President has an iota of shame (honestly I don’t think he has) he would have sacked Sajin Vas Gunawardena immediately. It is widely claimed that the reason Rajapakse cannot do that is that he (Sajin) is the collector for Rajapakse and he has been given a Foreign Ministry post to enable him to travel the world under diplomatic cover and bank Rajapakse’s billions in foreign banks.
There is another aspect to this shameless incident. Minister G. L. Pieris and Secretary Kshenuka Seneviratne should also resign – but then they have no shame either!!
There is disturbing news afloat that High Commissioner Nonis may accept an apology and forget the incident.
Let me remind Chris Nonis that Sajin Vas slapped the High Commissioner, Sri Lanka’s foremost diplomat, and not just the person of Chris Nonis. Therefore, if Nonis accepts an apology he is compromising the post he holds in the same way that Sajin Vas defecated on it. Nonis must realise that the post he is holding was held over the years by personalities such as Sir Richard Aluwihare, Sir Claude Corea, Sir Lalitha Rajapakse, Prof. G. P. Malalasekera, Dr.M.V.P. Pieris, and Sajin Vas slapped them all, and if Nonis settles for an apology he is not only betraying all his distinguished predecessors but if also debasing the very post he hold.
What is in issue is not just the conduct of Sajin Vas but the integrity of Chris Nonis as well !!
A former SL diplomat
Native Vedda / October 2, 2014
former sri lankan diplomat
“Minister G.L Pieris and Secretary Kshenuka Seneviratne should also resign”
“In order to be a diplomat, one must speak a number of languages, including doubletalk.”
Would you speak doubletalk if you are offered a plum job by Sajin or Mahinda?
Charles Rush / October 2, 2014
Dr. Nonis is the best Sri Lankan High Commissioner we’ve had in London after Tilak Gooneratne. He single handed and fierlessly defended Sri Lanka at the hight of the difficult times.
The Sri London community in London and Sri Lanka needs him to stay in London as the HC.
I hope the President will deal with the arrogant thug by letting the countr’s legal system deal with him.
Let the judiciary convict him, make him a criminal and throw him into jail. Thefeafter, take away his civic rights away.
Let the President make this a lesson to all other thugs who are masquerading as parliamentarians/politicians.
This cannot be allowed to continue. MR owes the country to take serious action againt this thug
srilal / October 2, 2014
you are clueless as most of gullible patriotic SL masses , you started blaming Sajin and asking his boss to take immediate action , completely ignoring the fact that MR needs these type of low level characters (Mervin , Duminda , lansa , Azvar et al )to do his dirty work , just imagine MR’s situations without these scum bags ?
Sri Lankan / October 8, 2014
Only in Sri Lanka. Diplomats also get assaulted.