A number of active Sri Lankan Tamil diaspora organisations around the world have urged the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs to declare Brigadier Sawrna Bothota a ‘persona non grata’ and curtail his diplomatic visa in order to allow the Met Police to arrest him and investigate him for war crimes.
“The first was Major General Prasanna Silva, named in three UN reports as a war criminal. Silva was asked to leave because of the threat of a judicial review. The second was Brigadier Priyanka Fernando, who threatened to decapitate peaceful protestors in front of the Sri Lankan High Commission in London. After he was asked to leave following the intervention of the APPG for Tamils among others and the threat of a judicial review, the FCO accredited Brigadier DBSN Bothota,” they said.