For past four days, Social Media is having a great number of mentions of Brigadier Priyankara Fernando. This was due to his throat cutting gesture to the protesters who were waving LTTE flags outside the Sri Lankan High Commission in London on Sri Lanka’s independence day. After the incident,the brigadier was immediately suspended for inquiries by the foreign ministry of Sri Lanka and later he was reinstated as ordered by President Maithripala Sirisena.
We have picked a few from the large number of social media mentions regarding the matter.
Outraged that the Sri Lankan Government has lifted the suspension on Defence Attache, Brigadier Priyanka Fernando. I’ve already spoken with @MarkFieldUK about this important matter. @foreignoffice is making representations to #SriLanka. We await further news. @Siobhain_MP https://t.co/fJQpPjxD0E
— Joan Ryan MP (@joanryanEnfield) February 7, 2018
UK Urged Not to Allow Sri Lankan Brigadier Priyanka Fernando from Leaving UK to Face War Crime Charges: TGTE https://t.co/UREIOnmI8O
— EIN Presswire (@EINPresswire) February 6, 2018
The British Tamils Forum has written to the Foreign Sec @BorisJohnson raising our grave concerns and call on his office to take immediate action against the Sri Lanka’s defence attaché Brigadier Priyanka Fernando. @joanryanEnfield @Siobhain_MP @scullyp @wesstreeting @MarkFieldUK pic.twitter.com/Q6oXTg6GXo
— British Tamils Forum (@tamilsforum) February 6, 2018
Sad & Tragic Maj. Gen. Shavendra De Silva who was earlier expelled fr UN & now Brigadier Priyanka Fernando who threatened to behead #Tamil protesters in the UK-both went to #India for studies & joint training exercises after their role in #WarCrimes/genocidal slaughter of Tamils!
— Usha Sriskandarajah (@UshaSris) February 6, 2018
fb talks with Lanka Voice. The Greatest Brigadier of the day for Sri Lanka.
Brigadier Priyanka Fernando.
You must be a leader of the Country the Motherland who love the Country!
රටට ආදරේ ඇති වීරපුතුනි රටේ නායකයින් විය යුත්තේ ඔබයි!
______note by Tongaa.https://t.co/txaryb24Oq … pic.twitter.com/fUgrE8TewH
— Lanka Voice of Media (@LankaVoice) February 6, 2018
The Sri Lankan High Commission officer Brigadier PRIYANKA INDUNIL FERNANDO who made throat-slitting gestures at y’day’s Tamil protestors: Part of 59th Division that did several HR violation. Here’s the lowdown from @itjpsl & @JDSLanka https://t.co/L9x0FBUVob pic.twitter.com/5a4CCUU3nx
— meena kandasamy (@meenakandasamy) February 5, 2018