AP-AS--Sri Lanka-US-Army Chief, 1st Ld-Writethru
FILE - This April 24, 2009, file photo shows Sri Lanka's Lt. Gen. Shavendra Silva at a military facility in Kilinochchi, Sri Lanka. The U.S. government on Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, issued a travel ban on Sri Lanka's army chief, saying there is “credible information of his involvement” in human rights violations during the final phase of the island nation's civil war that ended 11 years ago, Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo said. Silva, and his immediate family members are now prohibited from traveling to the U.S. in a ban that was quickly denounced by Sri Lanka's government, which said “there were no substantiated or proven allegations of human rights violations" committed by Silva.(AP Photo/Chamila Karunarathne, File)
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