Friday, 16th April 2021

Major General Shavendra Silva alleged war criminal named second-in-command by President

British Asia News Network- AD

Colombo: President has appointed Major General Shavendra Silva who is alleged war criminal by the United Nations of war crimes to the second-highest army ranking, which has caused outcry from rights groups. 

The civil war which lasted 37 years ended in 2009 in which Major General Shavendra Silva was accused of committing war crimes.

He was active in assault against LTTE, during which the army engaged in gross abuses against civilians.

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