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UN asks Sri Lanka to repatriate commander in Mali

The United Nations has asked the Sri Lankan government  to immediately repatriate the commander of the country’s contingent in the UN Peacekeeping Mission in Mali.

U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric at the regular press briefing last night said that the U.N.  made the request to repatriate following a review of his human rights background.

He said the decision  was made by the UN following a review, based on recently received information.

Several members of Sri Lankan army has been charged with war crimes during decades long LTTE war which ended in 2009.

Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena recently urged the international community to allow the issue to be resolved internally against UNHRC mandated mechanism to address the issue within a fixed time frame. 

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