State Minister of Defense Ruwan Wijewardene today lauded Minister Counsellor (Defence) Brigadier Priyanka Fernando of the Sri Lankan High Commission in UK, for giving a signal to the pro LTTE Diaspora members whom he said are not genuinely interested in the Tamil community in Sri Lanka.
“My preference is for Brigadier Fernando as he had given the right signal to pro LTTE Diaspora,” he said. The Secretary Ministry of Foreign Affairs made a request to recall him.
“However, the President intervened and asked him to remain in the UK. I am happy about it as the State Minister of Defense, my vote is for the Brigadier as he gave a signal to the pro LTTE group. I thank him as I don’t think any of the pro LTTE people who protested there have ever come to Sri Lanka. They collect funds for various organizations. They don’t love the Tamils at all,” State Minister Wijewardene said.