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Sri Lankan brigadier found guilty by UK court

A Sri Lankan brigadier who motioned death threats to Tamil protestors in London last year has been found guilty by a British court of violating the Public Order Act, after a protracted legal battle, reports said yesterday.

The Westminster Magistrate’s Court upheld a previous ruling that Sri Lanka’s Brigadier Priyanka Fernando “is not protected by diplomatic immunity”, despite pleas made by Sri Lanka’s Foreign Ministry.

“I have no doubt that the cut-throat gestures were made on 4th February 2018,” said Chief Magistrate Emma Arbuthnot in her ruling.

(Colombo Gazette)

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