by Journalists for Democracy in Sri Lanka and International Truth & Justice Project, February 5, 2018
On Sri Lanka’s 70th Independence Day, 4 February 2018, Brigadier Fernando attracted attention by thrice making
slitting throat gestures to a crowd of chanting Tamil protestors outside the High Commission in London. The video
of him, in full military dress uniform, doing this in front of the High Commission building went viral.
YouTube of Fernando’s gesture – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpWtUUzxgp8