SL authorities unaware of UK arrest warrant on Brig. Priyanka Fernando - Army Spokesman

21 January 2019 - 767   - 2

Army Spokesman Sumith Atapattu said Sri Lankan authorities had not been informed regarding an arrest warrant issued against Brigadier Priyanka Fernando by a UK court.

"If a warrant has been issued then the relevant authoritites must follow the due proceedure in order to inform us formally" he told Times Online.

He made these remarks with reference to a news report which claimed that an arrest warrant has been issued against Brig. Fernando by the Westminster Magistrate’s Court for violating the Public Order Act.

"We are not concerned over such media reports. If we receive an official notification then we shall act accordingly" Mr. Atapattu added.

The news report added that Brig. Fernando has been found guilty of sections 5 and 4A of the Public Order Act, with the court stating that his actions were threatening, caused harassment, and that he intended them to be so.

Further, the report said that the warrant was issued following a case against the 'threatening actions' of Brig. Fernando against a group of LTTE supporters who staged a protest outside the premises of the Sri Lankan High Commission in UK on February 04 last year.

  Comments - 2

  • Mi Tuesday, 22 January 2019 01:52 AM

    Protest by Tamil people ,not LTTE supporters.Stop painting LTTE on everything.

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    LTTE terror organization Tuesday, 22 January 2019 04:06 PM

    Yeah that’s why they carried LTTE flags and verbally abused the country and it’s people on Independence Day. Stop painting terror supporters as representative of the Sri Lankan Tamil people.

    Reply : 0       1

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