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Sri Lanka to withdraw from UN rights resolution
Sri Lanka to withdraw from UN rights resolution

Sri Lanka’s prime minister Mahinda Rajapaksa said that the country was withdrawing from a United Nations resolution investigating alleged war crimes. The announcement comes days after the US imposed a travel ban on Sri Lanka’s army commander, Shavendra Silva over alleged human rights violations in the 2009 civil war. “It is because of the historic betrayal in…

NE - Feb 21 15:10 GMT - more ... [ Tags: SLMilitary, Genocide, WarCrimes ]

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  - Sri Lanka PM announces withdrawal from UN resolution to investigate war crimes - Jurist
U.S. blacklists Sri Lankan army commander, cites killings, abuses
U.S. blacklists Sri Lankan army commander, cites killings, abuses
U.S. blacklists Sri Lankan army commander, cites killings, abuses

The United States has imposed sanctions on Sri Lanka’s army chief, Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, for alleged human rights violations including extrajudicial killings in 2009 during the country’s civil war, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday. “The allegations of gross human rights violations against Shavendra Silva, documented by the…

Reuters - Feb 14 16:15 GMT - more ... [ Tags: SriLanka, Genocide, WarCrimes ]

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  - US bans visits by Sri Lanka army chief over war crimes - AFP
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