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US blacklists Sri Lankan Army Commander over war crimes


Silva was the commanding officer of army division in the island's northern war-zone in the military offensive against Tamil Tiger rebels

Washington: The United States said on Friday it would refuse entry to Sri Lanka's army chief over "credible" evidence of human rights violations in the bloody 2009 finale to the civil war.

Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, whose appointment last year drew wide international criticism, will be ineligible to visit the United States, as will his immediate family, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said.

"The allegations of gross human rights violations against Shavendra Silva, documented by the United ...


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