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Brigadier seen making death threats to Tamils receives hero welcome by Sri Lankan airlines

The Sri Lankan brigadier and defence attache to the UK, Priyanka Fernando, who was seen making death threats to Tamil protesters in London, received a hero welcome on board the Sri Lankan airlines flight he took back to Colombo this week. 

Brigadier Fernando was recalled back to Sri Lanka amid widespread calls, including from cross-party UK parliamentarians for his expulsion and for him to be investigated by the police. 

In a photograph tweeted today, he is seen taking a selfie with the staff of the state carrier, Sri Lankan airlines as he flew home. 

Brigadier Fernando was filmed making a throat slitting gesture to Tamils protesting outside the Sri Lankan High Commission in London on February 4.