Lankapage Logo CP 19 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Sri Lanka to recall commander of peacekeeping contingent in Mali
Sun, Oct 21, 2018, 11:19 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Oct 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka's military said that it will recall its commander leading a U.N. peacekeeping contingent in Mali even though it does not agree with the U.N. request alleging the officer of human rights violations.

Military spokesman Sumith Atapattu said Saturday that it will comply with the U.N. request, even though it doesn't believe Col. Kalana Amunupure is guilty of any human rights abuses in the last stages of Sri Lanka's civil war, AP reported.

"There may be allegations. But he has not done anything wrong. He has not committed any war crimes. We will appeal and send him back," Atapattu was quoted as saying.

Following a review of the human rights background of the commander of the Sri Lankan contingent deployed to the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA), the Secretariat has requested that the Government of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka to immediately repatriate him to Sri Lanka.

 

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories ::
Schools in Sri Lanka's Northern Province closed due to cyclone Gaja
-- [3 hours ago]
President requests the Speaker to hold a new vote by name to show majority
-- [5 hours ago]
Sri Lanka government, LIOC reduce fuel prices
-- [5 hours ago]
Sri Lanka parliament to convene today
-- [5 hours ago]
Fitch Affirms Sri Lanka's Sunshine Holdings at 'A-(lka)'; Outlook Stable
-- [6 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Customs nabs three passengers smuggling gold biscuits worth over Rs. 14 million
-- [6 hours ago]
UNP leader says ready to show majority again
Sri Lanka President meets Speaker, party leaders
China hopes Sri Lanka can maintain stability
Sri Lanka Speaker appeals to the President to listen to the majority and halt the destruction of the country

Copyright © 2000, 2016 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.