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Sri Lanka government pledges to hold off signing US pact until after election
Sri Lanka government pledges to hold off signing US pact until after election

Sri Lanka's government said on Wednesday (Nov 6) a decision on agreeing a US$480 million infrastructure grant from the United States, which has been criticised by some lawyers, Buddhist monks and opposition politicians, would be put off until after a Nov 16 presidential election to allow for broader discussions. The grant, from the US Millennium Challenge…

AFP - Nov 08 15:25 GMT - more ... [ Tags: Politics, USA ]

US says Army Chief Shavendra Silva\'s appointment undermines country\'s reputation
US says Army Chief Shavendra Silva's appointment undermines country's reputation

The US has said the appointment of Major General Shavendra Silva as Army Chief undermined Sri Lanka's international reputation and its commitments to promote justice and accountability. Issuing a statement the US Embassy in Colombo said the "The allegations of gross human rights violations against him, documented by the United Nations and other organizations, are…

Sunday Times - Aug 19 18:14 GMT - more ... [ Tags: USA, SriLanka, WarCrimes ]

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