Sri Lankan ‘war criminals’ deployed as UN peacekeepers #Mali

2018/07/21 – The UN has been sending alleged war criminals to act as peacekeepers in conflict zones, a confidential report claims.
The document, seen by the Observer, and sent to the UN’s Department of Peacekeeping Operations last month, claims that senior Sri Lankan officers accused of war crimes have been deployed to UN operations in Mali, Lebanon, Darfur and South Sudan. Continuer à lire … « Sri Lankan ‘war criminals’ deployed as UN peacekeepers #Mali »

5,342 terrorism suspects in 5 intelligence prisons #Chad #Sudan #Morocco

2018/05/13 – There are 5,342 terror suspects from 41 countries currently being detained in five intelligence prisons in Riyadh, Jeddah, Buraidah, Abha and Dammam, according to the Presidency of the State Security.

The presidency said 71 suspects belonging to 11 different nationalities were detained during the past two weeks. Continuer à lire … « 5,342 terrorism suspects in 5 intelligence prisons #Chad #Sudan #Morocco »

La Tunisie sur la liste noire des pays exposés au Blanchiment d’argent et au financement du terrorisme établie par l’UE

2018/02/08 – Mercredi, le Parlement européen (PE) a voté à Strasbourg, malgré une forte opposition, l’inscription de la Tunisie sur la liste noire de l’Union européenne (UE) des pays exposés au blanchiment d’argent et au financement du terrorisme. Le Sri Lanka et Trinité-et-Tobago ont également été ajoutés à cette liste.Après avoir été classée en décembre dernier par les ministres européens des Finances sur la liste des paradis fiscaux, la Tunisie avait accueilli avec soulagement la décision du 23 janvier 2018 la réintégrant dans la liste « grise ». Un soulagement de courte durée : mercredi, le PE, réuni en session plénière, a voté pour qu’elle soit ajoutée à la liste noire de l’UE des pays tiers susceptibles d’être fortement exposés au blanchiment de capitaux et au financement du terrorisme. Continuer à lire … « La Tunisie sur la liste noire des pays exposés au Blanchiment d’argent et au financement du terrorisme établie par l’UE »

Mali – SL Army to Mali as UN goes to War

03/01/18 – 2017 was a year of many global events that unleashed waves and waves of global disruptions; their repercussions will be felt for many years to come. The unrivalled change agent probably would be the emergence of brand ‘Trump’ as a major disruptor of global governance. The fundamental problem with such grand narratives is that they miss certain vital developments in the world that may cause serious ramifications to countries like Sri Lanka.  Continuer à lire … « Mali – SL Army to Mali as UN goes to War »

Mali /Sri Lanka : “UN assignment in Mali endorses SL Army’s international professional capabilities” – Army Commander

21/12717 – Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake, Commander of the Army addressing the Mali-bound Combat Convoy Company (CCC) of the Sri Lanka Army at the Sri Lanka Light Infantry (SLLI) Regimental Headquarters in Panagoda yesterday (20thDec.) remarked that the opportunity Sri Lanka Army had got in Mali would testify to the world that ours is a globally-recognized organization, dedicated for world peace.

Mali – Army contingent ready for UN Mission in Mali

04/12/17 – Sri Lanka Army will have one more feather in its cap since a new contingent of 200-strong Combat Convoy Company (CCC) of the Sri Lanka Army for another UN Peace Keeping Mission is set to leave for Mali.

The formal military parade of the Mali bound CCC of the Sri Lanka Army got underway on 30th November at the Sri Lanka Light Infantry (SLLI) Headquarters parade ground in Panagoda, headed by Major General Amal Karunasekara, Colonel of the Regiment, SLLI and Chief of Staff of the Army.

Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake, Commander of the Army soon after assumption of office in July this year initiated several rounds of discussions to this effect in order to expedite the deployment of the UN mission in Mali and explore possibilities of enhancing the UN quota for Sri Lankan troops in future too to be equal to that of a Brigade.

The latest Sri Lankan contingent would leave for Mali under specified categories in groups, considering prioritized requirements in Mali. The first CCC of the Army for UN Peace Enforcing Mission under the Chapter 7 of the UN charter as scheduled leaves the island for Mali early in December for a period of one year.

This 200-member strong CCC of the Sri Lanka Army, comprised of 10 Regiments of the Army is to be commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Kalana Amunupure with Major Hasantha Hennadi as his Second-in-Command.

Source: News LK