Senior official victim of witch hunting in the Sri Lankan High Commission

Kapila Fonseka (Sri Lanka) and M Subhashini (India)
(December 30, Colombo, Sri Lanka Guardian) The Sri Lankan High Commission in London is said to be in a state of panic following the intervention by the External Affairs Ministry in Colombo to recall a senior official on alleged charges of informant.

The First Secretary for Communication and Media Kapilla Fonseka has been urgently recalled before the end of his term following complaints to the President Mahinda Rajapakse by the London branch of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP).

Kapilla Fonseka is being accused of conspiring against the government and engaging with Dr Jayalath Jayawardene of the opposition United National Party and Dr Wickramabahu Karunaratne (LSSP) during their visit to London recently.

Sources in the High Commission told Sri Lanka Guardian confidentially that ‘Kapilla was taken by surprise when he was told to pack his bags up’. The disgruntled source said ‘we do not where to turn. It is the mandate of the SLFP and extremist Sinhala Balamandalaya that decides the fate of the genuine officials at the High Commission’. The source further said, ‘this is witch hunting and no one knows who is next on the line’.

According to information the term of the High Commissioner Nihal Jayasinghe has already ended and the government is still undecided on the successor. The government’s earlier decision to appoint a frontline military general has got into difficulties following the aborted visit of the President to address the Oxford Union. The government is said to have backed off of its decision to appoint a military man fearing war crimes charges may be brought against him in the British court.

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