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Action against Brigadier dropped

All inquiries pertaining to the incident involving the Minister Counsellor (Defence) attached to the Sri Lanka High Commission in London, Brigadier Priyanka Fernando, regarding a throat slashing gesture has been dropped, according to the Military Spokesman Brigadier Sumith Atapattu.

Speaking to the Daily News he said the Army Commander Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake had called for an explanation from Brigadier Fernando regarding the incident.

In his explanation, Brigadier Fernando had said he had not intended the gesture as a threat to the Tamil Diaspora protestors, but instead it was to indicate that Sri Lanka had ended the war against the terrorist leader. He had said he had not meant his action as a threat.

The protesters had been shouting slogans that Prabhakaran was their leader.

Brigadier Priyanka Fernando will continue in his capacity as the Minister Counsellor (Defence) at the Sri Lanka High Commission in London, having resolved the issue.