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Sri Lanka's UK defence attache to return to Colombo - army spokesperson

Amid calls from UK parliamentarians for his expulsion, Sri Lanka's UK defence attache, Brigadier Priyanka Fernando, will return to Colombo for "consultations" the army spokesperson, told reporters today. 

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

Tamil diaspora groups, the TNA and cross party UK MPs have called on the police to investigate the incident and for the Brigadier to be expelled.