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Shavendra appointed to UN advisory peacekeeping group

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Major General Shavendra Silva - Deputy Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations has been selected to the Special Advisory Group on Peace Keeping Operations established by the UN Secretary General to advise on rates of reimbursement to troop-contributing countries and related issues. 

This is the first time that a Sri Lankan has been appointed to such a prestigious post relating to peace keeping operations, throughout Sri Lanka’s 50-year long partnership with the Department of Peacekeeping.

Major General Silva will represent the Asia-Pacific States in this Body.
He joins a group of high ranking diplomats who are members of this key body addressing some of the critical issues related to UN peacekeeping.

Among its members are the former Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations and former Canadian Deputy Minister of National Defence Louise Frechette, Former Under-Secretary General for Peacekeeping Operations Jean-Marie Guehenno and former US Assistant Secretary of State James Dobbins.

The group is scheduled to commence their first meeting this month to finalise the scope of its work and working modalities. (Supun Dias)

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  • Nodrog Saturday, 28 January 2012 04:37 AM

    One more similar post and you will get a present from Shavendra.

    Shelton Fernando Friday, 27 January 2012 09:00 AM

    Wrong choice and Not appointed yet by the way!

    Pitta Thursday, 26 January 2012 08:24 PM

    Congratulations Sir! Very proud of you as a fellow Sri Lankan!

    Tilak Ratnasekera Friday, 27 January 2012 09:29 AM

    Srilankans are so very proud of you. Theruwansaranai. Tilak

    ICC Thursday, 26 January 2012 11:51 PM

    Is this coming april fool

    singingfisher Friday, 27 January 2012 12:15 AM

    What a shame.A war crimer appointed to this post.Didn't the world body know this?

    HUMAN Friday, 27 January 2012 12:20 AM

    PEACEKEEPING QUALIFICATION IS WHO CRIMES AGAINST
    HUMANITY AND SEXUAL ABUSE

    Nodrog Friday, 27 January 2012 12:56 AM

    And General Sarath Fonseka remains in prison!

    willows Friday, 27 January 2012 10:43 AM

    What matters is considering for the appointment, the most important is NOMINATION, that means he has all the qualifications and experience and knowledge to be appointed - hats off my hero, congratulations, I wish the the other hero too been recognized same way??

    gajan99 Friday, 27 January 2012 01:45 AM

    He can not do anything. He is high cast Kandyan.

    kaluarachchi Friday, 27 January 2012 02:01 AM

    Great job. Well done Sir.

    Mrs. A. Gunaratne Friday, 27 January 2012 02:36 AM

    Congratulations ! You are the perfect person for this .

    Mrs. A. Gunaratne Friday, 27 January 2012 02:39 AM

    Congratulations! You are the perfect person.

    Mrs. A. Gunaratne Friday, 27 January 2012 02:41 AM

    Cogratulations! You are the perfect person.

    Kasthuri Friday, 27 January 2012 03:15 AM

    Congratulations & Best wishes, Major General. We are proud of you.

    Ruwan Friday, 27 January 2012 03:10 AM

    well done soldier! you are making mother Lanka proud!
    Best wishes!

    paulraj Friday, 27 January 2012 03:28 AM

    We are proud of your hearoics a true lion of lanka,lets show the world how to win peopels war all over the world ,which the yankees can do is only killing fields.

    Jayantha Weera Friday, 27 January 2012 03:30 AM

    Great Honour to the country. Major Genral did his duty by mother Lanka and we are honestly proud of his achivements.
    I re-call his presentaion with radio 4EB Australia with comments time to rally as one nation.

    We wish you well.

    Jayantha Weera Brisbane

    Hadirampola Friday, 27 January 2012 03:54 AM

    This is a clear rejection of few interested parties in the past to tarnish the image of this great son of SL.Congradulations !!!

    U Bandara Friday, 27 January 2012 03:56 AM

    At last they (UN) came to the right track. They must try to get the advices from this kind of military specialists to heal the world.....

    shiran Friday, 27 January 2012 04:12 AM

    It is happy to that UN chosen the correct person. Some of the untold hardships encountering by Sri Lankan members in UN eace Keeping Missions can be forwarded now to decision making panel. Congrats to Gen Shavendra Silva

    SL Friday, 27 January 2012 04:18 AM

    Congratulations!! Major General.

    stewart Friday, 27 January 2012 04:35 AM

    This just brings my respect for the UN down a further notch.

    Ananda Jayasiri Friday, 27 January 2012 04:46 AM

    Congratulations, Real war hero has become real diplomat. You fought hard at the war. Now, you are fighting hard at UN to protect our country and your fellow soldiers. We are proud of you. You never betrayed your fellow soldiers and your country.

    Anuradha Friday, 27 January 2012 04:55 AM

    ane anichchan......looks like mr. MOON has just awakened from a day dream, directed by LTTE diaspora and DARUSMAN report with the blessings of NGO dollar-crows who're staying away from SL.....and channel-04 should be making another documentary called "shattered dreams" about this achievement of Maj. Gen. Shavendra Silva.....ahahahhaa

    G Manawadu Friday, 27 January 2012 04:54 AM

    Shavendra;
    Congratulations, You deserve it !!

    Sarath Saturday, 28 January 2012 04:20 PM

    Don't jump the gun.
    The latest news is UN spokesperson denies this story.

    Dayaram Friday, 27 January 2012 05:30 AM

    Congratulation, Shavendra. Act as a real lion

    Jayantha perera Friday, 27 January 2012 05:24 AM

    Well done Sir,
    You are a good example to other so called diplomats who simply having nice time abroad at Sri Lanka tax payers' money.

    Sarath Friday, 27 January 2012 04:46 PM

    Many readers have congratulated Sharvendra for this news,
    without making sure whether this is an Appointmwnt OR
    Nomination as some readers pointed out.

    However, whether it is an Appointment or Nomination, Ban Ki Moon is definitely involved.

    M.Sivananthan Friday, 27 January 2012 04:51 PM

    Navi Pillai can get some advice from him on "leberating captives from the terrorists" and the "humanitarian operations".

    Congrats Shavendra!

    Jayantha perera Friday, 27 January 2012 05:35 AM

    Well done Sir,
    You are a good example for other so-called diplomat who are having nice time abroad at our expence.

    Fayad Friday, 27 January 2012 05:37 AM

    George Washington & Nelson Mandela were called terrorist but when on to become president of the respective countries
    you were accused of war crime the same body have selected you to the advisory of Peace Keeping Operations
    UN can make or break a person depending on their agenda.
    Anyway congratulation Maj. Gen Shavendra Silva

    tharma Saturday, 28 January 2012 06:51 PM

    Bad ream never come true ..

    S.Sriranjan Friday, 27 January 2012 05:49 AM

    Well done Mr.Ban-ki-moon! Very appropriate decision.Still remembering the School Prefects appointment by the Principal!

    buffaloa citizen Friday, 27 January 2012 05:51 AM

    Washington and Mandela were labelled terrorists by a sector of society for their principles and not for their actions. Crimes against humanity were committed in SL as reported in the UN and LLRC by both LTTE and the SLA for which Maj. Gen. Silva was a prominent Commander in the SLA. Whether Maj.Gen. Silva is involved in such crimes can only be determined by a independent investigation. Until then the question mark remains on his character.

    rnajiht Friday, 27 January 2012 05:58 AM

    happy about this but feel very sad about l SFs plight.

    Nalin Friday, 27 January 2012 06:26 AM

    Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    xlntgson Sunday, 29 January 2012 01:04 AM

    If released Sarath Fonseka will supercede, nomination or denomintation, selection or election! I will be pleased to know if this gives immunity to the charges made against or pardon or relief etc.

    ase Friday, 27 January 2012 06:44 AM

    sorry, you have mistaken, in your case one should be from down south.

    ase Friday, 27 January 2012 06:45 AM

    yahooooooooooo

    hassa Friday, 27 January 2012 06:49 AM

    Let him be careful when talking with other members of the Special Advisory Group

    ekanayake Friday, 27 January 2012 07:34 AM

    Great news to hear the recognition of Shavendra/Sri Lanka Army for such an important position by United Nations..

    Truth will prevail always and country must come first.

    All the very best.

    Lanke Banda Friday, 27 January 2012 08:06 AM

    Salute Sir Congrads.

    renu Friday, 27 January 2012 08:02 AM

    It does not mean that UNHCR will drrop charges against him

    faqi Friday, 27 January 2012 08:21 AM

    Wonderful News. A big slap in the face to the LTTE diaspora.


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