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Ravindra Wijeguneratne: Sri Lanka defence chief held over murders
Ravindra Wijeguneratne: Sri Lanka defence chief held over murders

Sri Lanka's top military officer has been remanded in custody, accused of covering up civil war-era murders. Chief of Defence Staff Ravindra Wijeguneratne appeared in court after warrants for his arrest were issued. Prosecutors say he protected the main suspect, a naval intelligence officer who allegedly murdered 11 young men in the final stages of the conflict…

BBC - Nov 28 15:00 GMT - more ... [ Tags: SLMilitary, Genocide, WarCrimes ]

Sri Lanka’s Tilt Towards Authoritarianism: Understanding Mahinda Rajapaksa and the Military
Sri Lanka’s Tilt Towards Authoritarianism: Understanding Mahinda Rajapaksa and the Military

“Many Sri Lankan actors—including sizeable sections of liberals and Tamil nationalists—have been counting on international pressure to bring about political change in Sri Lanka. However, some would argue that over the last three years, the Rajapaksa regime has strengthened its position nationally by mobilising against such international pressure; it has swept…

EPW - Nov 26 18:45 GMT - more ... [ Tags: SriLanka, Genocide, WarCrimes ]

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