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Sri Lanka names war veteran as army chief, U.S., U.N. critical of decision
Sri Lanka names war veteran as army chief, U.S., U.N. critical of decision

Sri Lanka’s President on Monday named war veteran Shavendra Silva as its army chief, drawing sharp criticism from the United States and the United Nations over the appointment of an officer who has been accused of serious human rights violations.“I am deeply troubled by the appointment of Lieutenant-General Shavendra Silva as Commander of the Sri Lankan Army,…

Reuters - Aug 19 18:22 GMT - more ... [ Tags: SriLanka, Genocide, WarCrimes ]

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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 ]

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