Army decided to recall Lt. Col. Kalana Amunupure from Mali

25 October 2018 06:23 pm - 10     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Sri Lanka Army today said it has decided to recall Commander of its 200-strong contingent assigned to the UN peacekeeping force in Mali, Lieutenant Colonel Kalana Amunupura in response to the request made by the United Nations.

Earlier, the UN asked the Sri Lankan Government to repatriate Lieutenant Colonel Amunupura owing to alleged involvement in war crimes.

“It is pertinent to place on record that  appointment of Lt. Col. Amunupure was agreed by the UN itself after the Sri Lanka Army forwarded the names of four nominees in the year 2016 before the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (SLHRC) was entrusted the task of vetting service personnel, bound for UN assignments in December 2017 as advised by the UN,” the Army said in a statement.

The Army said that at that stage the UN had cleared Lieutenant Colonel  Amunupura for the appointment of the Commander of Combat Convoy Company in Mali (MINUSMA) dropping all three other nominees.

Meanwhile, the Army  confirmed that there was no any involvement of Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (SLHRC) in recalling Lieutenant Colonel Kalana Amunupura in question.

  Comments - 10

  • Unchikun Thursday, 25 October 2018 07:28 PM

    Good, now the army knows it’s size. Wondering the response from RW as he had requested the UN for a clarification. All in all, good news. Now the guy need to be investigated for human rights violations.

    Town Thursday, 25 October 2018 07:36 PM

    So you have decided to recall now our politicians will make big noise with the election in mind.

    Bala Thursday, 25 October 2018 07:48 PM

    Having agreed to his appointment, to rescind that, there must be really valid reasons. Army should ask for credible evidence - not hearsay of interested parties.

    kumar Friday, 26 October 2018 11:55 AM

    UN won't accuse anyone without proper evidence.

    Ramu Friday, 26 October 2018 05:55 PM

    before ,bring him back,get UN's evidence against him, if there is any

    Mandayan Thursday, 25 October 2018 07:56 PM

    Looks like VP!!

    Sach Thursday, 25 October 2018 08:12 PM

    Recall the whole army......

    Lord Wolfstein Friday, 26 October 2018 10:48 AM

    That would be a heavy loss of foreign currency for the government, which passes on only a small part of the official wage to the soldiers

    Sach Friday, 26 October 2018 01:04 PM

    Sri Lanka faced many financial losses due to this inept government. This is a minor loss. Honour of our armed forces is more valuable.

    DillonDP Friday, 26 October 2018 12:42 PM

    Its a shame to even accept him, i am sure the government will reinstate him with a higher paid salary for the blood in his hand. what a shame

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