UN bans genocidal Sri Lankan troops from global peacekeeping missions

Wednesday September 25, 2019

The UN has banned genocidal Sri Lankan troops from participating in global peacekeeping missions.


The ban has been slapped down following the Sri Lankan government's refusal to sack Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva from the post of army commander.


Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, accused by the UN of committing war crimes and crimes against humanity against Tamil civilians and unarmed combatants in the last stages of the armed conflict, was appointed the army commander last month by the Sri Lankan president.


The UN's initial call for his sacking was rebuked by the Sri Lankan government, which claimed the UN had no right to determine who it appointed as the army commander.

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