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‘Throat Slit’ Gesture: Government Suspends “Offensive” Military Officer In UK Mission Following Protests

Authorities in Sri Lanka have taken serious note of videos being circulated on social and web-based media of an alleged incident involving the Minister Counsellor (Defence) attached to the Sri Lanka High Commission in London behaving in an offensive manner.

In this connection, instructions have been sent to Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner in London today, 6 February 2018, to suspend the Minister Counsellor (Defence) from work, with immediate effect. Authorities in Sri Lanka including the Sri Lanka Army will initiate inquiries on the incident immediately. (Press release issued by Ministry of Foreign Affairs)

Related posts:

Labour MPs Call For Expulsion Of Sri Lanka’s Defence Attaché From The UK Following ‘Throat-Cutting Gestures’

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

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  • 17
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    Dayan Jayatillke eat your words

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      Spring Koha & Rajash

      Given how the state dealt with other cases this man will be promoted to general (1/2, 3/4, full) shortly. I suggest the government sent him to North Korea for the rest of his life together with the public racist Dayan, preferably on a one way ticket.

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        NV.
        One way tickets are expensive because of peak time. Why not send a white van with a return ticket
        Kim jong where are you bro

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        This flagrant behaviour, unbecoming of an officer should be addressed in double-quick time. Here is evidence as to why there should be an independent impartial inquiry into the behaviour of an appreciable number of our armed forces – men and officers.

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          Buddhist man/woman

          The newly appointed army commander Army Commander Daya Ratnayake warned the world of separatists expressing same opinion same opinion while addressing his soldiers in 2013.
          This stupid ass Brigadier virtually took it as universal truth. Why not take slit guru Daya Ratnayake to task.

          Here is what the psychopath said to his men:
          OCTOBER 16, 2013 AUTHOR: COLOMBO TELEGRAPH171 COMMENTS
          Separatism Can Mean Beheading: Army Commander

          Army Commander Daya Ratnayake issued a strong warning to groups with separatist agendas, saying the world had already seen how Sri Lanka answers separatism.

          “As long as people are within a democratic framework we can all live happily. But if anyone becomes extremists or tries to divide the country, it is not the country that will be divided but their heads that will be severed from their bodies,” he said.

          The Army Chief made these remarks while on a tour of the former conflict zones of the Wanni recently.

          https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/
          separatism-can-mean-beheading-army-commander/

      • 8
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        Did he get his training in a ISIS camp? I can hear his explanation already ” Itchy Neck” .
        Best of the crop of Sri Lankan defense force Brigadier at that.

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          Most probably he got his training in a camp in Israel. They are masters of killing civilians, bombing hospitals, and UN shelters.
          They also have a filthy habit of blaming their victims.
          Didn’t Israel train the Sri Lankan forces and the LTTE at the same time?

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      Our Brigadier’s services was suspended???? Another judgement of Yahapalana King Kekille’s government.
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      What’s the big deal of the signal? Who are these protesters? They are aggressive supporters of LTTE, a terrorist outfit which is banned in the United Kingdom. They were displaying LTTE flag which is also banned in the UK. The Sri Lankan government should call for explanation from the British Foreign Office for allowing terrorist supporters come close to the High Commission and protest against celebrating our National Day in an intimidatory manner making the lives of the High Commission staff in danger which is against the Vienna Convention where the host country has a responsibility to stop any move of outsiders in protection of the Diplomatic Mission. Above all, Sri Lanka should question the reason for allowing these LTTE supporters display the flag of a terrorist outfit which is banned in the UK and the reason for not arresting them. British MPP have no control of our Officer’s behaviour. They should not promote a banned terrorist outfit in the UK. WTH? How could British MPP or this Tamil group called “LTTE Solidarity” find fault with our military officer in favour of LTTE supporters who publicly display its flag?
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      LTTE terrorist supporters armed with LTTE flags who protested against celebrating the National Day of sovereign Sri Lanka earned the gesture. I hail the brave military officer who gave LTTE terrorist supporters their due signal. Love you, Brigadier!
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      Sri Lanka needs people like this military officer who didn’t let LTTE diaspora to intimidate Sinhalese abroad. London is famous for brave Sinhalese who always unitedly stand against LTTE diaspora whenever they protest against the country. Hello, Sri Lankan fellow patriots in the UK and all over the world, let’s show our solidarity. Let’s get together and come forward in support of our brave military officer. Cowardice Yahapalanaya government has suspended his services. Let’s demand the sissy government to remove this suspension. He didn’t do anything wrong.

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        Champa

        .”What’s the big deal of the signal? “

        Not much for a prostitute.
        However this super smart ass patriot is serving the country outside this island as a diplomat. There are attributes expected of a diplomat, such as decency, humility, politeness, ………………….. . I think Sri Lanka should have sent in Sajin Vass the specialist to deal with him..

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          Keyboard Vedda aka male prost
          Barbarian exiled LTTE terrorist cadre who are hiding among Tamil diaspora don’t deserve any decency or politeness. Bloodthirsty LTTE exiled terrorists should be addressed in a language they understand. That is what the Brigadier has done.

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        Oh, jeez, I saw this only now. Did I send this comment three times? First time I thought CT hasn’t received it.

    • 13
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      Rajash,

      Spot on!

      Wonder if DJ can at least now see the difference between the present Govt and the admin DJ is desperately longing to bring back.

      A PhD in civic studies – really?! Shame on the institute and the supervisor who decorated this despicable fraud, masquerading as an intellect.

    • 0
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      Our Brigadier’s services was suspended???? Another judgement of Yahapalana King Kekille’s government.
      .
      What’s the big deal of the signal? Who are these protesters? They are aggressive supporters of LTTE, a terrorist outfit which is banned in the UK. They were displaying LTTE flag which is also banned. SL government should call for explanation from the British Foreign Office for allowing terrorist supporters come close to the High Commission and protest against celebrating our National Day in an intimidatory manner making the lives of the staff in danger which is against the Vienna Convention where the host country has a responsibility to stop any such moves of outsiders. Above all, government should question the reason for allowing these LTTE supporters display the flag of a banned terrorist outfit in the UK and the reason for not arresting them. British MPP have no control of our Officer’s behaviour. They should not promote a banned terrorist outfit. How could British MPP or this group called “LTTE Solidarity” find fault with our military officer in favour of LTTE supporters?
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      LTTE terrorist supporters armed with LTTE flags who protested against celebrating the National Day of sovereign Sri Lanka earned the gesture. I hail the brave military officer who gave LTTE terrorist supporters their due signal. Love you, Brigadier!
      .
      Sri Lanka needs people like this military officer who didn’t let LTTE diaspora to intimidate Sinhalese abroad. London is famous for brave Sinhalese who always unitedly stand against LTTE diaspora whenever they protest against the country. Hello, Sri Lankan fellow patriots in the UK and all over the world, let’s show our solidarity. Let’s get together and come forward in support of our brave military officer. Cowardice Yahapalanaya government has suspended his services. Let’s demand the sissy government to remove this suspension. He didn’t do anything wrong.

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      Our Brigadier’s services was suspended???? Another judgement of Yahapalana King Kekille’s government.
      .
      What’s the big deal of the signal? Who are these protesters? They are aggressive supporters of LTTE, a terrorist outfit which is banned in the UK. They protested displaying LTTE flag which is also banned. SL government should call for explanation from the British Foreign Office for allowing terrorist supporters come close to the High Commission and protest against celebrating our National Day in an intimidatory manner making the lives of the staff in danger which is against the Vienna Convention where the host country has a responsibility to stop any such move of outsiders. Above all, government should question the reason for allowing these LTTE supporters display the flag of a banned terrorist outfit in the UK and the reason for not arresting them. British MPP have no control of our Officer’s behaviour. They should not promote a banned terrorist outfit. How could British MPP or this group called “Tamil Solidarity” find fault with our military officer in favour of LTTE supporters?
      .
      LTTE terrorist supporters armed with LTTE flags who protested against celebrating the National Day of sovereign Sri Lanka earned the gesture. I hail the brave military officer who gave LTTE terrorist supporters their due signal. Love you, Brigadier!
      .
      Sri Lanka needs people like this military officer who didn’t let LTTE diaspora to intimidate Sinhalese abroad. London is famous for brave Sinhalese who always stand united against LTTE diaspora whenever they protest against the country. Hello, Sri Lankan fellow patriots in the UK and all over the world, let’s show our solidarity. Let’s get together and come forward in support of our brave military officer. Cowardice Yahapalanaya government has suspended his services. Let’s demand the sissy government to remove this suspension. He didn’t do anything wrong.

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        “Hello, Sri Lankan fellow patriots in the UK and all over the world, let’s show our solidarity.”
        Champavathi,

        Before you call all the patriots for solidarity, the person right behind this focused army personnel was showing lot of body languages and at the end he was looking at the opposite side, probably to claim that he never show anything, in case any patriots like you questioned him. If you understand his body language, please give your interpretation here. If it is your opinion it appeared like traitorous against the Sovereignty of Lankawe, you should try to speak to him. Further you may advice your authorities how this type anti-Lankawe behavior can be stopped. Cullum Marae has said in his Tweets that this punishable crime in British law, beyond diplomacy. Before he pushes for any further action, you may want to contact him too. Otherwise this Army Personnel is going to be stuck in UK.

        This person is accused of commanded 59th division while Mullaithivu Hospital was shelled and destroyed. That is war crime. If he is get struck in UK that can cause many others to be extradited to UK. Your quick action of getting this person out may help many other not being extradited UK. It doesn’t matter even if he can run away with one leg shoe like Jegath.

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          Mllaiyuran
          Your narrative is super boring. CT should make this forum bulls.. free.

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        Champa the …………………………….. oldest profession

        “Sri Lanka needs people like this military officer who didn’t let LTTE diaspora to intimidate Sinhalese abroad.”

        Does he provide personal protection to each and every member of Sinhala community abroad? It means he is everywhere, to begin with in India Maldives, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, Burma, ………… Malaysia, Japan, ..Russia, Norway, ….. Canada, USA, Australia, …………… . Amazing, he must have been fitted with a super powerful machine on his bum, so that he can be everywhere at the same time, omnipresence (Vasitvam), almost in 200 countries, perhaps a living Siddha.

        Amazing, is this story going to be part of Mahawansa? If not it should be.

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      Rajash, DJ is busy eating Rajapaksa feces.

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      Dear British Labor MPs,

      Yes, the Para-British made serious errors, by introducing Westminster style democracy to the Paras in Lanka, whose average IQ is 79, compared to 100 for the Para-British. It is like giving razors to a bunch of monkeys, Para-Sinhala and Para-Tamil monkeys, who have been slashing themselves for the past 70 years.

      Now the Para-Sinhala are trying to slash the Para-Tamils in your backyard.

      Why did you give the razors to the Para-monkeys? Remember, you, thew British, are responsible too.

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      “President Maithripala Sirisena has revoked the suspension of Brigadier Priyanka Fernando from duties as the Minister Counsellor (Defence) attached to the Sri Lanka High Commission in London, Army Commander Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake said”.

      What a farce!

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      Dayan your wish is answered by My3, apparently he has been reinstated on the grounds that throat slitting (of Tamils) is an acceptable standard of conduct in the Sri Lankan defence forces. …and the guy was only gesticulating not even carrying out the act….apparently He was reprimanded for not doing so.

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    Full marks to the powers that be in SL for their prompt action.

    The quicker they resolve this matter the better.

    I do not think for one minute that High Commissioner Wijewardena will tolerate this act on her watch.

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      Just suspending and conducting inquiry does not cut it. Calling him back or UK should deport him.

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        The UK are allowing S L the opportunity to resolve the matter and allow the disgraced brigadier to make a graceful exit.

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          Spring Koha

          Did the Brigadier know what he was doing in front of live camera?

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        Those money laundering- fake-asylum seeker- protesters are actually terrorists. Britain must stop harboring those dangerous terrorists and deport them to Sri Lanka to be arrested under PTA.

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          Johnny Baby

          Please contact National Counter Terrorism Security Office with your information and the contact details are as below:

          act.campaign.gov.uk
          Anti-Terrorist Hotline
          00440800 789 321

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      This bugger is a disgrace to the country and the Army. If MR was in power he would have been promoted to serve in the UN head Office like Shavendra Silva. Remember Vidhanapathirana who murdered Shiek Kurram who continued as the Chairman of the Pradeshiya Saba, until GB pressed for charges for the conviction?

      • 8
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        Look at the clip again and the body language of everyone around him. Not a single person flinched as this is the normal attitude of Sri Lanka. It preaches one thing to get foreign aid and try to pop-up the economy while practicing something else.

  • 3
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    Come on man! there is no limit to the election stunts of this Appe Aanduwa Comedians.

    Is this possible they send him instructed for this drama at this selected election time?

    If not, before they take this action, why there is no apology preceded from Tilak Marapana to British citizens on their soil this crime was committed, British MPs, who wrote the Demand Letter and the Tamils, against whom it was committed ? Apparently apologizing will end the election drama effect. Isn’t it?

  • 6
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    Very bad behaviour.

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      Good, he can now return and implement his gesture on terrorists!

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    I can understand why Tamil strugglw is FAKE. Who getting more votes in Sri lanka ?

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      Singhala politicians are the sole representatives of Tamils in SL. Millions of Tamils voted for Singhala politicians Maithripala and Mahinda. Tamil claims are fake.

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    His act is a DISGRACE

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      Not a pussy-footing diplomat but an aggressive fighter, better suited with fighting armor than with a pen and a soft flannel ………. hahaha. Next posting …. kilinochchi.

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        thrishu

        “better suited with fighting armor than with a pen and a soft flannel”

        If so what is he doing in the UK in the first place? Is he still looking for his fighting Armour in antic shops?

        My friend the old codger suggested the brigadier should be looking at ebay.

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      Arun

      What disgrace? Brigadier showed his bravery by coming out of the High Commission to face the terrorists alone and displayed the most appropriate gesticulation to LTTE terrorist diaspora who shouted that their leader is barbarian Prabhakaran. Well done, Brigadier.

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      As apparent now, Brigadier’s gesture has clearly upset the LTTE diaspora who used to have only silent onlookers of the HC in other instances. While the people around him look blank, he has conveyed a strong silent message to terrorists that he cannot be intimidated. His simple gesture seem to have unsettled the LTTE supporters. Good job.

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    Hope the Kallathoni bastards get the message.

    The very, very, very funny thing is ‘the missing people’ are holding “WHERE ARE THE MISSING PEOPLE” placards. You dumb Kallathoni bastards are “THE MISSING PEOPLE”!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Anyway, what were those Kallathoni bastards doing in front of the Sri lanka high commission? THEY ARE INDIANS!

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    I saw a placard at the protest: “Where are the missing people?” We should hold a counter-placard: “All the missing people are abroad with new names, new passports and new identities.”
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    Pictures of all these protesters should be published clearly showing their faces so that their weeping mothers in Sri Lanka could recognize them and have some relief.

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    He should have actually cut the throat instead of gesture. he is not a true Budhist soldier of mother lanka

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    70 years of independence and the “Diplomuts” who project the image of our country.
    No finesse, no refinement, still very rough around the corners, and unrefined they will be to the very end.
    Take a lesson from our neighbor India in diplomacy and become a ” Diplomat ” and not a ” Diplomut “.
    Applies to the entire SL High Commission in the UK.

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      Independence does not a civilization make!

      The residual barbarians still rule the roost as evidenced not only by the revolting gesture by one idiot, but by the many supportive, if not appreciative, comments of that gesture by the deplorable scums, thus bringing shame to the civilized, yet silent, majority of the Sinhalese and to the nation as a whole.

      It is this obnoxious sediment within the population that has relentlessly held the country back, well away from any progress towards civility, over the seven decades since independence!

      Sadu, sadu sadu!!!

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    The Brigadier was pointing the Cyanide Capsule , which these Protestors were forced to wear by their Leader in Srilanka.
    Which he indicated by putting two fingers on the SL emblem on his Uniform.
    These are the same Opposition members who sent their Milliband to Nanthikadal..
    Wonder whether Mr Pirahaparan was wearing it when the Brigadier and his mates were conducting the rescue operation?……

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    Old habits die hard. Probably he had his training at Nanthikkadal under Gota .But H/E the President may run into rage and sack the Foreign Affairs Minister for taking action against a RANAVIRUVA.

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    SO Tamils are so scared even if the Army fellows make some simple gesture. LTTE is now scared to death. Brigadier forget the govts and politics. WE cheer you. I can understnd these Tamils do not like to Sinhala of if come they come in hiding.

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    How can you read the Brigadier mind filmed evidence based reflection will be known.

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    1 What is the position of immunity because this happened out side the HC premises.
    2 Now that Pres has reinstated him will it involve other repercussions such as being declared persona non grata. And can he be procecuted because it was outside the HC .
    3. Has the President by his action to pleae the domestic “ clowns” exposed the Brig to face British Legal action as well as make. others nations too to take notice.

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    KASmaalam K A Sumanasekere

    “The Brigadier was pointing the Cyanide Capsule , which these Protestors were forced to wear by their Leader in Srilanka.”

    Have you seen them wearing Cyanide in the UK?

    “Wonder whether Mr Pirahaparan was wearing it when the Brigadier and his mates were conducting the rescue operation?……”

    You mean the exploration being carried out with a hot iron rod inside VP’s bum?

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      Native Veddha,

      The Brigadier was just scratching his neck. I don’t know why these people make such a fuss over this petty issue.

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        Shenal,

        Jaffnahistory.com is now full. No pages left. Write this Army rowdy’s behaviour down on his history book and send to Kanady Ayatollahs to preach it juvenile bald heads.

        I don’t know why these people make such a fuss over this petty issue.

        No lousy jokes any more!

        When he was commanding in 59 Division, Mullaitivu Hospital was shelled out. That war crime has to be investigated.

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          Mallaiyuran,

          That hospital was bombed by LTTE. Are you saying otherwise?

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            As I said, no lousy jokes any more. War crime is UN part of Law and UNHRC has to resolve that. So we will insist UNHRC to prosecute that LTTE too. Rapist Army can any kind of faces, all has to torn off. Please come to UNHRC as a witness for your part of accusations.
            (For your info, it is UN, UNHRC reports accused him of bombing that hospital. As you sound ignorant of what I was talking, Please, See Yasmin Sooka, ITJP report on him and then come and answer. Rapist Army not just denying that they did not bomb, they deny even LTTE doing it as a smart Idea of not that being overturned on them at the last minute. So you consult your Rapist Army before blaming LTTE)

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              LTTE hid inside the hospital and positioned their artillery within the hospital and targetted the army. The army can counter attack. It is NOT a war crime

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    Shenali

    “The Brigadier was just scratching his neck.”

    Actually the super smart ass patriot was scratching his b***s.
    His b***s are in his Deep Throat.
    His brain is in his bum.

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    Brigadier Fernanado is the new Hero in Srilanaka.

    Hope the Srilanakan Army take the cue from this selfless Soldier to, restore and maintain the same determination and the bravery which tens of thousands of these brave boys exhibited with their dear lives, to save our Nation from the murderous Tamil Tiger Terrorists..

    Just imagine if the ex President bent over to Milliband and Kurschner and handed over the LTTE Terrorist Mr Pirahaparan to them in Nanthikadal?….

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      KASmaalam K A Sumanasekere

      Shenali believes the brigadier’s b***s are stuck in his throat.
      Do they really belonged to brigadier?

      ” Just imagine if the ex President bent over to Milliband and Kurschner and handed over the LTTE Terrorist Mr Pirahaparan to them in Nanthikadal?….”

      Whatever Miliband or Taliban demanded, it was Hindia that wanted VP’s head. Dr Mahinda (LLD + PhD X 3) had to bent over to Menon and Narayanan agreed to go the whole hog. Not only Menon went all the way to Washington and gave good bollocking to whoever was manning Sri Lanka desk but also to visiting Pacific Commander twice.

      Do you remember the Amritsar Golden temple and Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale, now compare both cases.

      Read the following:

      How India kept pressure off Sri Lanka
      Nirupama Subramanian
      THE HINDU
      MARCH 16, 2011
      http://www.thehindu.com/opinion/lead/How-India-kept-
      pressure-off-Sri-Lanka/article14950828.ece

      Before you start repeating you bull sh*t you better do some research.

      Many believe VP, Dr Mahinda and Dr Gota were Hindian’s mercenaries.

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        Native mate,
        Just imagine if your idol Mr Pirahaparan was allowed to accompany Mr Milliband to London.
        Mr Pirahaparan would have taken care of Mennon, Narayan and even Dr Manmohan even before the Muslim mate Mody., toppled them..
        Your Aunty at the UN and the Bedouin Prince would have had nothing to do too.
        Because Mr Pirahaparan would have bumped off Gota, Mahinda, Namal and the whole Cabal.
        Even Without help from Dr Ranil and Mangi as his old friends at LeNews call him.
        Wonder what positions your London mate Suren and Jersy Boy Dr Kumaran would have got under Mr Pirahaparan.
        And of course the Vellala Leader Mr Sampathar and the Kid Abraham..

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    The Lankan Armed Forces Chief should have asked for his removal.
    GoSL acted. The least the Army can do now is to support GoSL but they do not want to forego the state-above-state status.

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    LTTE is a Terrorist Organization, no two words about it. Those guys who were carrying LTTE flag and protesting are not Terrorists but stupid idiots. Any one has the right to protest no one can stop it, even in SL we see protests every day. These protesters most of them have gone to UK as refugees, and some of them have to continue this drama of protesting against so called untrue inhuman military activities of SL Army in order to continue to live in UK. If there is peace in SL, then they will be sent back to SL.

    Consideration should also be given to the bad behavior of the Brigadier who acted in an undiplomatic manner. He should realize all his actions will at last create a positive or negative out look on SL. He is also a guest of the British Govt. He is a diplomat, not an ordinary citizen. When he showed the SL insignia on his shoulder and then signed to show the cutting of the neck, he being a diplomat, unknowingly told the British public (not only the protesters), that SL Government and SL Army (as he is a Bridgadier) will cut their neck.

    At a time when the global community is getting closer to SL and giving us some space to bring about a solution to the War Crime issue, this act of the Brigadier could be considered a foolish act. President’s 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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    I think that we have to move on.
    The President had moved the goalpost.

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    Most countries make diplomatic appointments for ‘services rendered’ – often cave-ins for business lobby. In SL the Armed Services demand and get their share. Several Armed Services rewardees have ended up as shambles.
    Brigadier Ptiyankara Fernando is yet another example. GoSL acted properly in relieving him of the posting. The Lankan Army Commander “Rescind or else……”.
    GoSL understood what ‘or else’ meant. What next?
    Priyankara must be recalled and face charges. A fair trial will show that we still have law and order. .

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