SA to approve Shavendra as DHC

28 November 2012 08:48 am - 9     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


A South African government official said his government might approve the appointment of Major General Shavendra Silva as the next Sri Lankan Deputy High Commissioner to South Africa, the IoL news agency reported.

“South African Government’s Department of International Relations spokesmanClaysonMonyela,said the appointment would go ahead, saying it was only in exceptional circumstances that a country rejected another’s choice of a diplomat. He noted that Silva had not been convicted of any war crime,” the news agency said.

The Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner,ShehanRantavale, confirmed that General Shavendra Silva’s appointment to Pretoria was “in the pipeline”.
He said the appointment was “not 100 percent confirmed,” as the SA government still had to approve it.

Silva commanded the Sri Lankan Army’s 58th division, which was one of the key divisions fighting during the final stages of the civil war against the LTTE “Tamil Tigers”.

  Comments - 9

  • Wara Thursday, 29 November 2012 06:44 AM

    Not LOL, It's IoL.

    Monkey Joe Thursday, 29 November 2012 08:04 AM

    Another DPL (Diplomatic) immunity posting ? Is this Mr. Ratnavele a real career Diplomat ? He doesn't seem to know what's going on there.

    AMT Wednesday, 28 November 2012 02:15 PM

    For how long???

    Asha Wednesday, 28 November 2012 09:11 AM


    Apsara Wednesday, 28 November 2012 09:31 AM

    What happen to his assignment in NY.

    malkanthi Wednesday, 28 November 2012 09:31 AM

    What a dubious article, headline says SA to approve and the high commissioner says SA government still had to approve it.
    Why publishing without a confirmation??

    me Wednesday, 28 November 2012 09:35 AM

    cant you understand english in the body of the article both version are clearly stated. think before write.....

    mohamed asfar Wednesday, 28 November 2012 09:52 AM

    dear sir, my children says hi to you for granting them the freedom which they enjoy today. good luck to you sir.

    Aranolis Wednesday, 28 November 2012 09:52 AM

    LoL news agency. Hahaha

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