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Sri Lankan peace keeping troops in Haiti get UN commendation


COLOMBO – Sri Lankan Army on Tuesday said their troops serving in UN peace keeping duties in Haiti have been recognised by the UN for their exclusive contribution.
The 20th Sri Lankan peace keeping contingent currently engaged in welfare and emergency relief operations in Haiti
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under the United Nations Stabilisation Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH).
The Sri Lankan contingent (20th SRIBAT) has also received commendation from the MINUSTAH Force Commander Lt.-Gen. Jose Jaborandy.
They were recognised for their dedicated service to the Haitian people during a special meeting held at the MINUSTAH Headquarters recently.
The troops came in for praise for its efforts in organising a marathon race with massive participation of the local population as well as the UN officials in remembrance of those who perished in Haiti’s devastating earthquake in 2010.
The event was conducted under the civil-military coordination program of the 20th SRIBAT in order to collect funds to provide pure drinking water to affected civilians. (Xinhua/NAN)

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