US imposes travel ban on Sri Lankan army chief

The US State Department has imposed a travel ban on Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, the recently appointed Commander of the Sri Lankan Army and Acting Chief of Defence Staff on the basis of his involvement in gross violations of human rights. In his capacity as Commander of the 58th Division of the Sri Lankan Army, he was allegedly involved in …

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About Michael O'Kane

Michael O'Kane

Michael was called to the Bar in 1992 and prior to joining Peters & Peters was a senior specialist prosecutor at the Crown Prosecution Service Headquarters (CPS). He was a key member of a small specialist unit responsible for the prosecution of serious and high-profile fraud, terrorist,...

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