President orders reinstatement of minister counselor (defence)

President Maithripala Sirisena has ordered the reinstatement of minister counselor (defence) at the Sri Lankan high commission in London Brig. Priyanka Fernando.

Yesterday, the Foreign Ministry said it had suspended him and ordered an inquiry over video footage circulated in the internet of his having made alleged ‘throat-slitting’ gestures during a protest by Tamils in London.

The Army has sent him a letter asked for an explanation.

Today, the president mediated and reinstated him.

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