November 18, 2019
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    Army contingent for UN peacekeeping in Mali prepares to leave

    November 07, 2019

    The next batch of the Mali-bound Combat Convoy Company (CCC) of the Sri Lanka Army is preparing to leave for the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA).The new contingent of 243 Army personnel of the Sri Lanka Army this morning (06) presented a formal military salute to the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva at the Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment (VIR) Headquarters at Boyagane.

    The Sri Lankan CCC of 20 Officers and 223 Other Ranks representing 13 Regiments of the Army, is scheduled to depart for the landlocked West African country next week. The first group of 43 peacekeepers will leave on 12 November and the remainder of 200 personnel are set to depart on 13 November.The Sri Lankan CCC of 196 members already serving in Mali meanwhile is expected to return home on Thursday (14).

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