Mahinda Rajapaksa needs to be congratulated for a very strong performance with no government patronage. His political party mustered around 45.31% of the total votes polled.
Arrested in Dubai while trying to go to the US by using an invalid passport, Udayanga Weeratunga had lied to immigration authorities while under interrogation. He has said that he was unaware that his diplomatic passport had been cancelled. When he was told again and again that it had been cancelled, Udayanga told them that he was not a baby and that he would not have used it had he known it, adding that he had not been informed about a cancellation.
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.
The Foreign Ministry has suspended the minister councilor (defence) attached to the Sri Lankan high commission in London, Brig, Priyanka Fernando with immediate effect, over his alleged ‘throat-slitting’ gesture in front of Tamil protestors on February 04.
Unnamed Sources close to Her Majesty's Government have informed is that “pursuant to Brigadier Priyanka Fernando’s conduct outside the premises of the Sri Lankan High Commission in London on the 4th of February 2018, acting on instructions from the highest level of government, His Excellency James Dauris, The British High Commissioner to Sri Lanka lodged a strong official protest with Sri Lanka’s Ministry of External Affairs.