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Saturday, 20 October 2018 - 13:23
UN informs Sri Lanka’s Commanding Officer for Peacekeeping Operations in Mali to be removed
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The United Nations has asked the government of Sri Lanka to immediately repatriate the commander of its 200-strong contingent assigned to the UN peacekeeping force in Mali following a review of his human rights background.

UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric announced that the request for Lt. Col. Kalana Amunupure to leave the troubled West African nation was made “based on recently received information but gave no details.

This was as per a report produced by the South-Africa based International Truth and Justice Project, and also cited other Sri Lankans taking part in U.N. peacekeeping operations.

However, this Organization is headed by Yasmin Sooka, who had presented many reports against Sri Lanka relating to the war.

When we inquired regarding the matter from Army Spokesperson Brigadier Sumith Athapaththu, he said that the officer’s innocence will be proved and reiterated that the Sri Lanka Army has not committed any human rights violations.

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