21 September, 2018

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‘Tamil Solidarity’ Collects Signatures For Petition Against Sri Lankan High Commission Officer Brigadier Fernando

A group calling itself ‘Tamil Solidarity’ which organized a protest outside the Sri Lanka High Commission, London on the occasion of the country’s 70th anniversary of Independence has appealed to the UK Foreign Ministry and the High Commission to remove its defence attaché Brigadier Priyankara Fernando for ‘trying to intimidate [a] new generation of fighters for justice.’

The organization has circulated a video footage of Fernando running a finger across his neck which the organization claims was a gesture indicating that he would cut their necks.

The demonstration had been organized to emphasize that Sri Lanka’s Independence Day ‘does not represent the independence of Tamil-speaking people.’

The petition says:

Complaint against Brigadier Priyankara Fernando, Sir Lankan High Commission

Officer Brigadier Priyankara Fernando, while wearing Sri Lankan army uniform, gave death threat gestures to peaceful protesters. His actions have been recorded and filmed.

This event took place on the 4th of February 2018 outside the Sri Lankan High Commission in London. Tamil Solidarity organised this peaceful protest to highlight the continuous oppression and attacks on the Tamil-speaking people by the Sri Lankan government.

Brigadier Priyankara Fernando’s action was designed to scare protesters, some of whom have suffered torture from the Sri Lankan army. This type of behaviour is unacceptable. However it is not so shocking when we see the actions by President Sirisena to protect the warmongers who carried out the genocidal slaughter from war crimes investigation. This incident shows that the establishment is unrepentant for those well-documented war crimes and that the struggle for justice must go on. 

We demand immediate action – the launch of an investigation into Priyankara Fernando and his removal from his position.

Yours faithfully,

To sign the petition click here

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    I believe the brigadier couldn’t contain himself when he saw these idiots. When he remembered his brothers that died and the kids he had to kill. The British Tamils can protest all they want. When it was Sri Lankan kids who were made in to child soldiers and Sri Lankan women who were made into suicide bombers and it was Sri Lankan civilians who were massacred in bunches. Ofcourse these British Tamils don’t care for the civillians that died in bombings and the villages that were burnt cz they were probably Sinhalese. Still its funny how they hail the Tamil Tigers, like they are okay with all the things the LTTE did to Sri Lankans (even Tamils) as long as the fight for the eelaam. Infact, the first Sri Lankan leader that was killed by the LTTE was Tamil. What a joke!
    Still, the brigadier shouldn’t have done that. His position doesn’t allow him to be impulsive like that.

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    Dear Tiger Tamil Terrorist FUCKTARDS ,

    You oughtta get this shit straight…and I mean real straight. You guys ain’t Tamil. You’re effin TERRORISTS. Now me? I’m a proud Sri Lankan Tamil. And if you think that by giving your big black asses to white people you’re gonna gain anything , You’re wrong! Stop trying to divide MY motherland TERRORISTS ! THE LTTE IS DEAR!! PRABAKHARANS BODY GOT FUCKED HE’S DEAD AND TERRORISM HERE IS DEAD. However those of you dishwashing in white people’s countries should know that your pathetic attempts to give ass won’t get you anything . And try protesting like that in Sri Lanka! You don’t have the BALLS to!!! This country will go on for ever as one and ain’t nothing that a bunch of low life jobless UGLY terrorists can do bout it! Also TERRORISTS please learn to communicate better in English! I mean you give ass to the English. Least you could do is learn their language.

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      It is a Matter of how you Interpret a Gesture!
      The Brigadier could have been driving away a Fly or Mosquito from His Neck! I do this sometimes!
      If You are looking for something to Fight Against, you can Find it Anywhere! Are the British treating you so Badly, That you are unhappy in Their Country? If you Emigrate, you have to accept what that Country has to offer! Not hanker after the Country you left!

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        Rationalist

        “The Brigadier could have been driving away a Fly or Mosquito from His Neck! I do this sometimes!”

        A brilliant justification.
        If one looks at it from another ankle, one could say he was scratching his b***s which were inadvertently stuck in his Deep Throat. Were they his in the first place?

        “If You are looking for something to Fight Against, you can Find it Anywhere!”

        You are right!!!!
        Is that why the super smart patriot left his room in the High Commission and came out looking for a fight?
        When this island has people like you it does not need enemies.

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      Your words says how unvauable useless stupidity you are….1st when you write have a general stand and respect others feeling where you agree or disagree.its a disgrace that you call yourself Srilankan when in your words is an evidence that you have no stand.as long as Srilankans don’t have simple degnity in their fallow human beings then what ever your crying about has no value….is this the way you had your Srilankan education has given you wisdom to write fillth?Shame on you people.

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      Your words says how unvauable useless stupidity you are….1st when you write have a general stand and respect others feeling where you agree or disagree.its a disgrace that you call yourself Srilankan when in your words is an evidence that you have no stand.as long as Srilankans don’t have simple degnity in their fallow human beings then what ever your crying about has no value….is this the way you had your Srilankan education has given you wisdom to write fillth?Shame on you people.

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