Assault on Dr.Nonis: MR orders probe
President Mahinda Rajapaksa has ordered investigations into the alleged assault on Sri Lankan High Commissioner in London Dr. Chris Nonis and also External Affairs Ministry Secretary Kshenuka Senawiratne ‘s complaint against Dr. Nonis, Government Information Department said.
However, the Information Department did not reveal further details about the President’s directive.
President Rajapaksa ordered the inquiry during his visit to Vatican, where he met the Pope yesterday to formally extend the invitation to visit Sri Lanka.
Reports said MP Sajin Vaas Gunawardane allegedly assaulted Dr. Nonis at the New York residence of Dilan Ariyawansa, who is a director of SriLankan Airlines.
It is also learnt that until the President’s directive, the External Affairs Ministry had not initiated any inquiry into the incident.
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