Govt. to discuss move to remove SL from UN Peacekeeping with UN Secretary General

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The Government said yesterday it was in discussion with the UN  Secretary General over the latter’s announcement of UN Department of Peace Operations deciding to repatriate Sri Lankan Army Unit and individual officers serving with the UN Peacekeeping.

“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, who is leading the Sri Lanka delegation to the 74th General Assembly Session, is scheduled to discuss this matter with the Under Secretary General of the UN Department of Peace Operations, on Friday 27 September 2019,” the Ministry said in a statement. 

Deputy Spokesman for the UN Secretary General Farhan Haq on Wednesday said that the UN Department of Peace Operations has decided to repatriate a Sri Lankan Army unit and individual officers currently serving with UN Peacekeeping, due to concerns over the appointment of Lt. Gen. Shavendra Silva as the Commander of the Sri Lanka Army.


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