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General accused of war crimes to head Lanka Army
General accused of war crimes to head Lanka Army

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights terms Shavendra Silva’s appointment ‘deeply troubling’ President Maithripala Sirisena on Monday named a general accused of war crimes as commander of the Sri Lankan Army, sparking concern over the appointment that the UN later termed “deeply troubling”. In his capacity as the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces,…

Hindu - Aug 19 18:17 GMT - more ... [ Tags: SriLanka, UN, WarCrimes ]

Sri Lanka to Implement UN Security Council\'s Measures on Counter-terrorism
Sri Lanka to Implement UN Security Council's Measures on Counter-terrorism

Sri Lanka on Wednesday said it will implement the United Nations Security Council's resolution to curb terrorism and violent extremism in the country, weeks after the country saw the worst jihadi attack. The announcement came days after the visit by the UN Assistant Secretary General (ASG) and Executive Director of the Counter Terrorism Executive Directorate (CTED)…

News 18 - Jun 12 13:43 GMT - more ... [ Tags: SriLanka, UN, WarCrimes ]

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