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US sanctions Lanka navy officer for human rights violations

COLOMBO: The USA has imposed sanctions on yet one more Sri Lankan navy officer for human rights abuses of their newest motion to advertise accountability for corruption and human rights abuses around the globe. Marking Human Rights Day on Friday, the US state division, in a press release named Prabath Bulathwatte, the previous head of a clandestine Sri Lankan Military platoon often known as the Tripoli Platoon, for “gross violation” of human rights and “degrading remedy” of a Sri Lankan journalist.
“Pursuant to part 7031(c) the Division of State is designating Bulathwatte for his involvement in a gross violation of human rights, specifically torture and/or merciless inhuman or degrading remedy or punishment of Sri Lankan journalist, Keith Noyahr in Might 2008,” the assertion mentioned.
It mentioned all property and pursuits in property of people or entities within the US or beneath the management of the US are blocked, and so they and their speedy relations are made ineligible for entry to the US.
Final 12 months, the US state division equally listed two Sri Lankan troopers, Chandana Hettiarachchi, Navy officer, and Sunil Ratnayake, a workers sergeant of the Sri Lanka Military holding them accountable for gross violations of human rights.
In 2020, the US state division equally sanctioned Sri Lanka’s present chief of defence workers Gen Shavendra Silva, and former Commander of the Sri Lanka Military, on allegations of struggle crimes dedicated in the course of the last section of the armed battle with the LTTE in 2009.

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