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Sri Lankan president intervenes: ‘throat slitting’ military attache resumes duties in the UK

The Sri Lankan president has reversed the suspension order issued on the military attache who threatened to decapitate British Eelam Tamils.

On Tuesday, Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced that it was suspending Brigadier Priyankara Fernando from his duties at its mission in London, pending inquiries on the throat cutting gestures he made towards Tamil protesters on Sunday.

However, the Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena today reversed the suspension order, instructing Brigadier Fernando to resume his duties.

The Sri Lankan president has made the intervention despite concerns raised by British MPs on the military attache’s conduct towards Tamils on British soil.