A new contingent of 61 Army personnel including 11 officers under the Phase 6 of the UN Mission of South Sudan (UNMISS) left for South Sudan this morning (03) to serve in the SRIMED Level 2 Hospital in Bor, South Sudan, says Sri Lanka Army.
The Sri Lanka Army, taking its increased and matured professionalism to foreign shores with an urgent medical project at the request of the UN, has succeeded in establishing its first-ever SRIMED Level 2 Hospital in Bor, South Sudan a few years ago under the UN Mission.
The project has reportedly been hailed as ‘one of the fastest and well-planned projects ever seen in Mission Director’s entire UN career’ headed by Lieutenant Colonel Rohan Fernando.
Ten officers and 50 other ranks will take over duties as a replacement for 62-strong member contingent under the Phase 5 that is expected to return to the island this afternoon (03) upon successful completion of their tenure of office in South Sudan.
Setting off to UN mission in South Sudan...
July 3, 2019