The president has refused to accept the resignation tendered by Sri Lankan high commissioner in the UK Dr. Chris Nonis after he was assaulted in New York by external affairs ministry supervising MP, president’s confidential financial advisor, Sajin Vaas Gunawardena.
The president has especially sent his chief of staff Gamini Senarath to London to settle the matter through discussion with Nonis. Senarath has abandoned a private visit to France and gone to London at the president’s request.Nonis is known to get into trouble because of his garrulous nature. Sajin Vaas had got angry after he overheard the HC referring to external affairs ministry secretary Kshenuka Seneviratne as ‘bloody b****,’ and slapped him. Immediately, Nonis has left for London and sent his resignation to the president.
The president’s media unit had told all weekend newspapers not to carry anything about this incident. That is why no newspaper yesterday (28) had reported it. The president last month gave a service extension to Nonis until August next year.
Source – lankanewsweb.net
Initial – High Commissioner Dr Chris Nonis Resigns
Update 01 – President rejects resignation by Dr Chris Nonis
Update 02 – Keheliya says yes and then no on Dr Nonis
Update 03 – Would continue to work in the UK High commission only if Sajin Vass is punished
Update 04 – Letter of Resignation accepted – says Doctor Chris Nonis