Shavendra Silva, Sri Lanka’s new army chief. Photo: Reuters

Sri Lankan general Shavendra Silva, accused of war abuses, appointed army chief

  • He was in charge of the 58th Division which shelled a hospital during the last stages of the civil war in 2009
  • The UN has criticised the appointment, saying it undermines reconciliation efforts in the country
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Shavendra Silva, Sri Lanka’s new army chief. Photo: Reuters
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