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US Ambassador summoned to Sri Lankan Foreign Ministry over travel ban on army chief

The United States (US) Ambassador to Sri Lanka has been summoned to Sri Lanka's Foreign Minstry over the US travel ban on Sri Lankan army chief, Shavendra Silva, Adaderana reports

The Ambassador, Alaina Teplitz, has been called on to meet with Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena on February 16 to discuss the travel ban.

Shavendra Silva was barred from entering the USA “due to credible information of his involvement, through command responsibility, in gross violations of human rights.”

Read more here: Sri Lanka bans army chief from entry over war crimes 

The move reportedly marks the first time that a Sri Lankan army official has been publically banned from entry into the United States.