UK MP of Indian origin wants Gen. Shavendra brought under int’l sanction regime

By Shamindra Ferdinando

The British government says sanctions in respect of Sri Lanka Army Commander General Shavendra Silva, who is also the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), are among a variety of tools available to them.

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office Minister Vicky Ford said on March 09: “We are grateful for the submission by the International Truth and Justice Project on General Shavendra Silva. We keep all evidence and potential designations under close review. However, it is not appropriate to speculate on future designations under the Global Human Rights Sanctions regime, as doing so could reduce their impact. Sanctions are one response among a number of tools we can deploy.”

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