PHOTOS Sri Lanka dismisses concerns by foreign entities over army chief's appointment

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Sri Lanka dismisses concerns by foreign entities over army chief's appointment

Xinhua

22:51, August 22, 2019

Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva assumes duties as the 23rd Commander of the Sri Lankan Army at the Sri Lanka Army Headquarters on Aug. 21, 2019. Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena appointed senior military officer Silva as the country's new army commander earlier this week after promoting him to the rank of Lieutenant General. (Xinhua)

Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva assumes duties as the 23rd Commander of the Sri Lankan Army at the Sri Lanka Army Headquarters on Aug. 21, 2019. Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena appointed senior military officer Silva as the country's new army commander earlier this week after promoting him to the rank of Lieutenant General. (Xinhua)

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