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Monday, April 01, 2013 - 6.39 GMT
Next contingent of Sri Lanka blue berets leave for Haiti today


The next contingent of Sri Lankan troops for the United Nations mission in Haiti will leave the country today.

A contingent of 400 soldiers from the Sinha regiment will leave for Haiti on Monday (April 1) to assist the UN Peace Keeping Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) there.

A 350-strong contingent has left the country for Haiti on Thursday March 28.

Military spokesman Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasooriya said this is the 18th batch of Sri Lankan peacekeepers on UN missions.
According to the military, Sri Lankan peace keepers provide security to all key towns along main roads and suburbs in Haiti, preventing different armed groups from engaging in violence.

Sri Lanka is a committed partner for UN peacekeeping operations with a total of 1,071 men and women from the three Armed Forces and the Police currently serving in seven different Peacekeeping Missions.






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