Lankan peacekeeping contingent to leave for Mali | Daily News

Lankan peacekeeping contingent to leave for Mali

The new contingent of 243 Army personnel of the Combat Convoy Company (CCC) of the Army, set to serve in the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) left the country yesterday.

Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, Commander of the Army was at the airport to see them off, together with a few senior officers. With this contingent, the Sri Lankan CCC, comprised of 20 Officers and 223 Other Ranks, representing 13 Regiments of the Army completed the dispatch to this landlocked West African country.

At first, the Commander at the airport spoke to Lieutenant Colonel P.G.C.S Gallage, Commanding Officer in the Mali-bound CCC, Phase II, Major N.V.A.M Vithanage, 2nd in Command of the CCC Phase II and members of the CCC. Lieutenant General Silva shared a few thoughts with them and extended his best wishes to the CCC at the airport after a brief military formality before boarding commenced.

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