It wasn't the first time that Sri Lankan soldiers were accused of sexual abuse: In 2007, a group of Haitian children identified 134 Sri Lankan peacekeepers in a child sex ring that went on for three years, the AP reported in April.In that case, the Sri Lankan military repatriated 114 of the peacekeepers, but none was ever jailed.After Asela Gunaratne slog-swept Jasprit Bumrah into the Peter May Stand in the 46th over to take the equation to below a run a ball, India’s supporters, dazed and confused, rapidly filtered out, leaving Sri Lankan fans to revel in a gloriously unexpected triumph.“No one really expected us to win,” skipper Angelo Matthews said.It wasn’t the first time that Sri Lankan soldiers were accused of sexual abuse: In 2007, a group of Haitian children identified 134 Sri Lankan peacekeepers in a child sex ring that went on for three years, the AP reported in April.The alleged abuses committed by its troops abroad stem from a culture of impunity that arose during Sri Lanka’s civil war and has seeped into its peacekeeping missions. has deployed thousands of peacekeepers from Sri Lanka despite these unresolved allegations of war crimes at home. Congolese troops also have been accused of war crimes during their own longstanding war. needs troops,” Annan told the AP earlier this month.
India and Sri Lanka is the most frequent match-up in one-day international history and has sometimes been synonymous with drab, instantly forgettable and context-free matches.
The general sat on a plastic lawn chair in the garden of his mother’s home, the scent of tropical blooms filling the air as he talked about the alleged rape and sodomy of a Haitian teenager by a Sri Lankan peacekeeper. He may not have been the best choice for that job – Dias had been accused of atrocities in his own country’s vicious civil war.
In fact, Sri Lanka has never prosecuted a single soldier for sexual assault or sexual misconduct while serving in a peacekeeping mission abroad, the AP found.
He had returned to the side, after a calf injury, with Sri Lanka in a state of considerably disarray.
Along with their usual off-field tumult, they had won only one of their nine ODIs this year, including a thumping 96-run defeat to South Africa last week, and were recently crushed by an under-strength Scotland in a warm-up match too.