10th February 2018

Expressing an alternative opinion in a peaceful manner is not a crime

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The Function of the Military Attaché to the Sri Lankan High Commission in London is not to be its Security Guard Californians, Catalonians, Basques, Scots, Irish, Tamils, Kurds, Kashmiri’s, Tibetians and many others wave their flags demanding separation. Waving flags and expressing an alternative opinion in a peaceful manner is not a crime. By Dushy Ranetunge in London The unfortunate incident involving Sri Lanka’s military attaché to London exposes the challenges faced by the Sri Lankan administration, struggling to steer the nation away from the gates of the International Criminal Court. Waving the red flag of Tamil Eelam in the face of the hard line, nationalistic segments of the Sri Lankan population, is like waving a red flag in the face of a Spanish fighting Bull. […]

Diaspora Tamils urge British government to shame and sack “slit throat” Sri Lanka diploma

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Diaspora Tamils urge British government to shame and sack “slit throat” Sri Lanka diplomat Angered by a public death threat against Tamil demonstrators in London, Eelamist diaspora groups in a rare display of solidarity have urged the British government to strip Sri Lanka’s military attaché in the United Kingdom of his diplomatic status and declare him a “Persona non Grata”. Leading Tamil diaspora organisations spurred into action by Minister Councillor (Defence)  Aandige Priyanka Indunil Fernando gesturing thrice to slit the throats of demonstrators in London who opposed the Sri Lanka government celebrating 70 years of independence while Tamils in the island were persecuted, have petitioned the British government on the 9th of February. In the detailed despatch to Home Secretary Amber Rudd and Secretary of State […]

Exasperation and desperation of silly Sirisena , Brigadier’s squalor and diplomatic privileges …

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Exasperation and desperation of silly Sirisena , Brigadier’s squalor and diplomatic privileges … By Diplomatic mission officer (retired) (Lanka-e-News – 08.Feb.2018, 11.30PM) It is a matter for deep regret Pallewatte Gamaralalage Sirisena has demonstrated and confirmed once again that he is ignorant of the country’s laws and regulations so much so that he does not have even that little Read more >> (Lanka-e-News – 08.Feb.2018, 11.30PM)  It is a matter for deep regret Pallewatte Gamaralalage Sirisena has demonstrated and confirmed once again that he is  ignorant of the country’s laws and regulations so much so that he does not have even  that little knowledge a remote village grama  sevaka is expected to have, leave  alone his lack of knowledge of a State’s diplomatic affairs. It is […]

Deport Brigadier Fernando : TNA Joins diaspora

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The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) has joined 10 foreign-based Tamil diaspora organizations in demanding that Boris Johnson, MP and Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs ‘to declare the Sri Lankan military attache, Brigadier  Priyanka Fernando a “Persona Non Grata” for committing serious offences under British Law, abusing diplomatic immunity in the UK and committing war crimes and crimes against humanity in Sri Lanka and therefore to curtain his leave to remain in the UK.’ Leader of the TNA R. Sampanthan The letter has been signed by representatives of the following diaspora organizations apart from the TNA: British Tamil Conservatives (BTC), British Tamil Forum (BTF), Global Tamil Forum (GTF), International Centre for the Prevention and Prosecution of Genocide (ICPPG), Tamils Coordinating Committee (TCC-UK), Tamils for Labour, Tamil […]

Ten Tamil Diaspora Organizations Want UK To Shoot Down Maithripala Sirisena’s Decision Not To Recall Brigadier Fernando

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Ten Tamil diaspora organizations have jointly petitioned Boris Johnson, MP and Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs ‘to declare the Sri Lankan military attache, Brigadier Priyanka Fernando a “Persona Non Grata” for committing serious offences under British Law, abusing diplomatic immunity in the UK and committing war crimes and crimes against humanity in Sri Lanka and therefore to curtain his leave to remain in the UK.’ The letter has been signed by representatives of the following organizations: British Tamil Conservatives (BTC), British Tamil Forum (BTF), Global Tamil Forum (GTF), International Centre for the Prevention and Prosecution of Genocide (ICPPG), Tamils Coordinating Committee (TCC-UK), Tamils for Labour, Tamil Friends of the Liberal Democrats, Tamil Information Centre (TIC), Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) and Tamil Solidarity. This follows […]

Army Commander Mahesh Senanayake Says There Wont be any Inquiry By Army Into Brigadier Priyanka Fernando ‘s “Throat Slitting” Gesture Against Protesters

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By Indika Ramanayake Army Commander Mahesh Senanayake said that they would not be conducting an inquiry the actions of the Defence Attache of the Sri Lankan High Commission in UK Brigadier Priyanka Fernando after he was spotted making a throat slitting gesture towards protesters who thronged the Embassy office in the UK. “On the day of the incident the protesters who were carrying LTTE flags had shouted slogans against the Sri Lankan government and sung songs in praise of Prabhakaran. The Brigadier who was standing inside the premises of the Sri Lankan HC had pointed to the Sri Lankan flag on the shoulder of his uniform and gestured that the Sri Lankan government had already ‘taken care’ of Prabhakaran,”the Army Commander explained, added that it was […]

UK Tamil Diaspora requests to declare the London Military Attaché as “Persona non Grata” and to investigate for war crimes

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UK Tamil Diaspora has made an ‘urgent request’ to declare the Sri Lankan military attache, Brigadier Priyanka Fernando, a “Persona non Grata” or a foreign person whose entering or remaining in UK is prohibited by its government and to subject him to investigation of alleged war crimes, among other things.  In a detailed letter addressed to the Hon. Boris Johnson, MP  Secretary of State for Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs, the request is made in the basis of “commiting serious offences under British Law, abusing diplomatic immunity in the UK and commiting war crimes & crimes against humanity in Sri Lanka’ and they have demanded to curtail his leave to remain in the UK. The letter is reproduced hereinafter.  Rt. Hon Amber Rudd MP Home Secretary […]

Sri Lankan Minister Navin Dissanayake praises Brigadier Fernando for “Throat Slitting” Gesture Against Protesters and tell off British MP’s.

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Sri Lankan Minister Navin Dissanayake praises Brigadier Fernando and says ”We stand with Brigadier Fernando steadfastly and he will continue as our Defence Attache in the UK” In a hard hitting letter to the two pro-LTTE British MPs, who demanded the withdrawal of Defence Attache Brigadier Priyankara Fernando’s diplomatic status, Minister Navin Dissanayake yesterday said Brigadier Fernando enjoys diplomatic immunity for actions performed within the embassy premises and that it was most disturbing and offensive to witness protesters being allowed to carry flags belonging to the LTTE in the UK where the organisation has been banned. The letter addressed to British MPs Joan Ryan and Siobhain McDonagh by the minister identified himself as the son of late Gamini Dissanayake, a presidential candidate who was assassinated […]