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UN Takes Strong Stand on Sri Lanka’s Army Chief

Expand A Sri Lanka Air Force airman carries the UN flag during training for a road patrol at the Institute of Peace Support Operations Training in Kukuleganga, Sri Lanka, September 13, 2016.  © 2016 AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena, file The United Nations took a stand against impunity for war crimes this week by announcing it will no longer accept non-essential Sri Lankan troops in peacekeeping missions. The reason for this unusual move is that Sri Lanka’s newly appointed army chief, Gen. Shavendra Silva, faces credible allegations of war crimes. The Sri Lankan government appointed Silva in August,…

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