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Rs 18 billion paid to Sri Lanka for UN peace keeping missions

Sri Lanka has earned a considerable income from United Nations peacekeeping operations in other countries, Army Media Spokesman Brigadier Wanigasekara has said.

According to the Brigadier Wanigasekara, Sri Lanka has earned in excess of 18.4 billion rupees from its ‘peacekeeping’ operations around the world since 2004.

Incidentally, Sri Lanka’s military expenditure rapidly increased before 2009, where 40,000 tamil civilians were killed in the final stages of the war.

The Sri Lankan army is notorious for abuse abroad, and are yet to feel the repercussions of sexual abuse committed by their troops in Haiti.

Haitian sexual abuse troops remain unpunished (11 Jan 2012)