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Sri Lanka takes ‘strong objection’ to U.S. travel ban on Army chief; requests review of decision


Sri Lankan Army Chief Shavendra Silva during a ceremony at the Army headquarters in Colombo on February 3, 2020. | Photo Credit: Reuters

Sri Lanka has taken a “strong objection” to the U.S. imposing a travel ban on its Army chief Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, saying the move is based on “unverified information”, after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the allegations of gross human rights violations are serious and credible.

The Sri Lankan government has officially conveyed its protest to U.S. and taken a “strong objection” to the travel restrictions placed on Mr. Silva and his family, country ...


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