Shavendra’s appointment undermines accountability efforts: Canada

20 August 2019 02:16 pm - 5     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The appointment of Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva as the Army Commander undermines reconciliation and accountability efforts in Sri Lanka, the Canadian High Commission said today.

In a tweet, the Canadian High Commission said it was deeply concerned by the appointment of the new Army Commander.

“Canada is deeply concerned by Lt. General Silva’s appointment as Army Commander in Sri Lanka, despite credible allegations of gross human rights violations against him during the war. His appointment undermines reconciliation and accountability efforts,” it said.

  Comments - 5

  • Dalu Banda Tuesday, 20 August 2019 02:41 PM

    Currently world has few burning problems and the appointment of Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva as the Army Commander of Sri Lanka is one of that

    Ramal Tuesday, 20 August 2019 03:41 PM

    Let. Gen. Shavindra Silva is a hero and played a pivotal role in eradicating terrorism in Sri Lanka.

    Mason Tuesday, 20 August 2019 06:00 PM

    wasn't he eradicating civilians, or did I misunderstand that

    Panditha Gunatilake Tuesday, 20 August 2019 06:30 PM

    Copy that.

    mp Tuesday, 20 August 2019 07:53 PM

    Why Canada should have concern over matters of SL?

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