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Brigadier Priyanka Fernando reinstated

 

The Minister Counsellor (Defence) attached to the Sri Lanka High Commission in London, Brigadier Priyanka Fernando, who was suspended from his responsibilities was reinstated under the instructions of President Maithripala Sirisena, today.

However, an inquiry into the incident has been initiated.

Speaking to the Daily News, the Military Spokesman Brigadier Sumith Atapattu said the Army will cooperate with any investigation conducted by the Foreign Affairs Ministry, adding that a decision cannot be taken to punish him immediately based on a video clip alone.

He said there was a tense situation at the time of the incident and as such, an inquiry has been initiated to determine what had transpired.