Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has decided to retain Maj. Gen. Shavendra Silva, war criminal as Sri Lanka’s deputy permanent representative in New York, Divaina reports. The decision follows an about-turn in the government’s nomination of him as the deputy ambassador in South Africa, which had met with stiff opposition from the Tamils. But this indicates that another failure of the united nation’s acts on Tamils issues, the UN and its staffs are functioning against Tamils, an activist told. Meanwhile, Maj. Gen. Kamal Gunaratne has been appointed deputy ambassador in Brazil.]]>

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