SL High Commissioner to UK concluded contract; not resigned: Foreign Ministry

Feb 22, 2018 (LBO) – Foreign Ministry said the reports being circulated in the media attributed to the Secretary to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, stating that Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner to the UK, Amari Wijewardene, has resigned, are incorrect.

Foreign Ministry releasing a statement said High Commissioner Wijewardene will conclude her contract on her own volition by 31 March 2018.

Meanwhile, Defence Attache of Sri Lanka’s High Commission in London, Brigadier Priyanka Fernando has arrived in Sri Lanka.

The Military Spokesperson Brig. Sumith Atapattu yesterday said that Brigadier Fernando was recalled to have discussions with the Army Commander.

Defence Attache of Sri Lanka’s High Commission in UK is being criticized by certain UK Parliamentarians following an incident that occurred opposite the High Commission premises on Sri Lanka’s Independence Day.

Related: Tamil group urges action on Sri Lankan Brigadier Priyanka Fernando