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Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, WWV, RWP, RSP, USP, psc is a Sri Lankan general. The current Commander and former Chief of Staff of the Sri Lankan Army, he was the Regimental Colonel of the Gajaba Regiment and 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.

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Sri Lanka appoints ‘war criminal’ as head of army

sri lanka appoints ‘war criminal’ as head of army
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

Shavendra Silva, accused of human rights abuses during Sri Lanka's war against LTTE, becomes army chief

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 names war veteran as army chief, U.S., U.N. critical of decision

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
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