The formal official ceremony to wish good luck
to the sixth Sri Lankan contingent of UN assigned Peace Keeping
mission in Haiti was held at the Sri Lanka Light Infantry (SLLI)
Regimental Centre, Panagoda Friday (8) morning.
49 Officers and 701 Other Ranks from SLLI left
Katunayaka Bandaranaike International Airport for the State of
Haiti on Friday (8) in a special UN flight. Colonel Chandana
Wimalasiri will command the battalion in Haiti and Lieutenant
Colonel L. M. Mudalige will be the 2nd in Command.
At the beginning of the event, officers and
other ranks under the command of Colonel Chandana Wimalasiri
accorded a Guard of Honour to Colonel Amal Karunasekara, Colonel
of the Regiment SLLI who attended the event as Chief Guest.
SLLI takes the pride of being the first Sri
Lankan contingent on UN Peace Keeping mission in Haiti. The
first team left the country on 25 September 2004 Colonel Amal
Karunasekara commanded the first SLLI battalion Haiti.
The rest of the contingent from SLLI Regiment
will leave the island on 14th and 25th June respectively.
The Army had so far sent a total number of 270
Officers and 3882 soldiers for UN missions in Haiti where they
have performed tremendously that brought glory to the country.