Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, WWV, RWP, RSP, VSV, USP, ndc, psc is a Sri Lankan general. The current Commander and former Chief of Staff of the Sri Lankan Army, he is the Regimental Colonel of the Gajaba Regiment and the Sri Lanka Army Special Forces Regiment and was the Regimental Colonel of the Commando Regiment. His prior appointments include Adjutant General, Director of Operations of the Army and the General Officer Commanding 58 Division during the Sri Lankan civil war. He has also served as Sri Lankan Ambassador and the Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations Headquarters.
The United States barred Sri Lanka's army chief, Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, from entering the country over accusations of human rights violations including extrajudicial killings in 2009.. Reuters - Published
The United States has blacklisted Sri Lanka's army chief, Shavendra Silva, for human rights violations including extrajudicial killings during the last phase of the country's civil war in 2009,.. Reuters - Published
Sri Lanka has appointed a general accused of human rights abuses during the country’s 26-year-long civil war as the head of the country’s army. Major General Shavendra Silva, who was also promoted.. WorldNews - Published
Silva, who will take charge as incumbent Army chief Lt Gen Mahesh Senanayake's service was not extended, has however denied the allegations of violating international human rights laws, including.. Firstpost - Published
Sri Lanka's President on Monday named war veteran Shavendra Silva as its army chief, drawing sharp criticism from the United States and the United Nations over the appointment of an officer who has.. Reuters - Published