The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) said it was deeply dismayed by President Maithipala Sirisena’s decision to appoint Maj. Gen. Shavendra Silva as the new Army Commander.
TNA spokesman M.A. Sumanthiran said that the appointment of Shavendra Silva, an individual who stands accused of grave crimes, as Army Commander, is a serious affront to the Tamil People.
“We are deeply dismayed by this appointment,” Sumanthiran said.
Silva was the Chief of Staff, Colonel of the Regiment, Gajaba Regiment and Colonel of the Regiment, Commando Regiment at the time he was appointed as the new Commander of the Army. (Colombo Gazette)