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Sri Lanka names war veteran as army chief, U.S., U.N. critical of decision
Sri Lanka names war veteran as army chief, U.S., U.N. critical of decision

Sri Lanka’s President on Monday named war veteran Shavendra Silva as its army chief, drawing sharp criticism from the United States and the United Nations over the appointment of an officer who has been accused of serious human rights violations.“I am deeply troubled by the appointment of Lieutenant-General Shavendra Silva as Commander of the Sri Lankan Army,…

Reuters - Aug 19 18:22 GMT - more ... [ Tags: SriLanka, Genocide, WarCrimes ]

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Sri Lanka: UN expert to assess rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
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“We have seen a commendable effort to expand civic space in Sri Lanka, the establishment of strong and independent institutions, and noticeable strides towards truth and reconciliation in the country,” Voule said. “I hope that my visit will aid in the further strengthening of public freedom, at a conjuncture where the country has had to face important…

OHCHR - Jul 19 14:30 GMT - more ... [ Tags: HumanRights, Genocide, WarCrimes ]

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