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20 August 2019 06:31 pm - 4     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The appointment of Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva as Army Commander is a sovereign decision by the Head of State and the comments made by foreign entities over the appointment were ‘unwarranted and unacceptable’, the Sri Lankan Government said today.

In a statement referring to the comments made since the appointment of Lieutenant General Silva as Army Commander, the Foreign Affairs Ministry said the appointment was a sovereign decision by the Head of State of Sri Lanka.

“Foreign entities trying to influence the decisions and internal administrative processes of public service promotions in Sri Lanka are unwarranted and unacceptable. Articulating a position of concern on this appointment by certain bilateral partners and international organisations based on allegations is regrettable and contrary to the principles of natural justice espoused by all responsible members of the international community,” it said.

Lieutenant General Silva was appointed as the Army Commander by President Maithripala Sirisena on Monday.

The appointment was criticised by the UN Human Rights High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet, with the governments of US and Canada citing ‘alleged human rights violations committed by Lieutenant General Silva’.

  Comments - 4

  • Nihal Amarasekera Tuesday, 20 August 2019 06:42 PM

    Serve them right.

    Anmanpan Tuesday, 20 August 2019 08:02 PM

    Serve us right when we go to these power with our trade mark begging bowl.

    Saranga Walimuni Tuesday, 20 August 2019 07:16 PM

    Not the government Only the murder MY3

    Lanki Tuesday, 20 August 2019 07:22 PM

    How can the President appoint a person who has illegally killed people which has been proven by international bodies and who has tried to rape Rambukwella's daughter at UN? Rambukwella as a father has no respect as he is supporting the person who tried to rape his daughter just to hold a ministerial position if Gota becomes the President.

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