Shavendra Silva

Sri Lankan general

Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, WWV, RWP, RSP, VSV, USP, ndc, psc is a Sri Lankan general. The current Commander and former Chief of Staff of the Sri Lankan Army, he is the Regimental Colonel of the Gajaba Regiment and the Sri Lanka Army Special Forces Regiment and was the Regimental Colonel of the Commando Regiment. His prior appointments include Adjutant General, Director of Operations of the Army and the General Officer Commanding 58 Division during the Sri Lankan civil war. He has also served as Sri Lankan Ambassador and the Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations Headquarters.

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The United States barred Sri Lanka's army chief, Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, from entering the country over accusations of human rights violations..
Credit: Reuters - Published 2 days ago

The United States has blacklisted Sri Lanka's army chief, Shavendra Silva, for human rights violations including extrajudicial killings during the last phase of..
Credit: Reuters - Published 2 days ago

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