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Alleged war criminal named second-in-command of Sri Lanka army
Alleged war criminal named second-in-command of Sri Lanka army
Alleged war criminal named second-in-command of Sri Lanka army

Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena has appointed a general accused by the United Nations of war crimes to the country's second-highest army ranking, evoking an outcry from rights groups. Major General Shavendra Silva was accused of committing war crimes during the civil war in Sri Lanka, which ended after 37 years in 2009.

Al Jazeera - Jan 10 20:32 GMT - more ... [ Tags: HumanRights, UN, WarCrimes ]

 Antonio Guterres welcomes peaceful settlement of Sri Lankan political crisis
Antonio Guterres welcomes peaceful settlement of Sri Lankan political crisis

Praising the "resilience" of Sri Lanka's democracy, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has welcomed the resolution of the island nation's political crisis in a peaceful and constitutional manner, according to his spokesperson."The Secretary-General calls on all political actors to seize the opportunity of the appointment of the new cabinet to resolve outstanding…

Dariya News - Dec 21 19:03 GMT - more ... [ Tags: SriLanka, UN, WarCrimes ]

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