Chris Nonis To Be Appointed As Presidential Advisor!

Former Sri Lankan High Commissioner to the UK Chris Nonis, who resigned from his position after being allegedly assaulted by UPFA Parliamentarian and monitoring MP of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Sajin Vaas Gunawardena, is to be appointed as an Advisor to the President.

‘Deshaya’ weekend newspaper, owned by Sri Lanka's largest newspaper company Wijeya newspapers group, said the President had decided to appoint Nonis as a Presidential Advisor after discussing the matter with Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa.

 

However, the Ministry of External Affairs has already launched an inquiry against certain alegations that have been leveled against Nonis. Most of these allegations have been made by Kshenuka Seneviratne, Secretary of the External Affairs Ministry, which is conducting the investigation into the same matter.

Weeks later, an official of the External Affairs Ministry leaked a secret tape capturing manner in which Dr. Nonis had censured a member of his staff over an official matter. The voice clip was carried in several news websites and on social media.

Still, there is no official response from Dr. Nonis on whether he would accept another position offered by the government of Sri Lanka. Also, it is obscure as to how Dr. Nonis’s appointment as a presidential advisor would impact the ongoing investigation into his conduct as the Sri Lankan High Commissioner to the UK.

 

Dr. Nonis, a reputed heart surgeon in the UK, has still not visited Sri Lanka following the incident which took place in New York in September. 

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