Sri Lanka tells UNHRC Shavendra’s appointment an internal matter

Thursday, 12 September 2019

Sri Lanka today rejected concerns raised over the appointment of Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva as the Army Commander.

Ambassador A.L.A. Azeez, Sri Lanka’s Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva told the UNHRC in Geneva during the 42nd session today that Silva’s appointment was an internal matter.

He also noted Sri Lanka’s disappointment at concerns being raised by some countries over Silva’s appointment based on allegations.

Yesterday the Core Group on Sri Lanka raised concerns at the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) during its ongoing session on the appointment of Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva as the Army Commander.