Wednesday, 3rd March 2021

6th contingent army division leaves for UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan

Colombo, July 3 (BAN/ AD): On Wednesday the 6th contingent of Army medical Corps left for United Nations (UN) peacekeeping Mission in South Sudan. The contingent consists of 61 Army personnel including 11 Officers under the Phase 6 of the UN Mission of South Sudan (UNMISS). The will be stationed in the SRIMED Level 2 Hospital in Bor, South Sudan.

The Sri Lanka Army at the request of the UN, established its first-ever SRIMED Level 2 Hospital in Bor, South Sudan, under the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) in 2014. The project headed by Lieutenant Colonel Rohan Fernando, 10 Officers and 50 Other Ranks will take over duties as replacement for 62-strong member contingent under the Phase 5 who are expected to return to the island this afternoon (3) upon successful completion of their tenure of office in South Sudan.

As per UN reports Sri Lanka, is now a troop Contributing Country and has been praised by the members of the armed forces and their contribution to the African continent.

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