- Published on Tuesday, 10 July 2012 11:50
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The 15th Sri Lankan Battalion (SRIBAT) currently serving the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) is composed of the soldiers of the Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment (VIR) and other support service regiments of the Army, Navy and Air Force and has been entrusted to provide security to over 3035 km2 in coastal and semi-mountainous areas.
The mission of the 15th SRIBAT has come in for praise of all past and present MINUSTAH Force Commanders because of the exemplary nature of the team as well as the proficiency of the troops.
Those SRIBAT Peace Keepers between Feb 7th-June 30th, 2012 had successfully conducted a multitude of humanitarian projects such as distribution of food and water, dental and medical camps, distribution of school accessories, conduct of vocational training programmes, reconstruction of common places, arrangement of friendly matches, provision of security, community-oriented programmes, etc.
In compliance with tasking orders of MINUSTAH, 15th SRIBAT recently helped douse a raging fire, erupted aboard a foreign ship, anchored at Miragone harbour while simultaneously preventing looters reaching the vessel under fire. Similarly, SRIBAT actively helped rescue missions in the Petit Goave bus accident which killed 15 passengers. SRIBAT troops also supported the authorities to crack down on one of the notorious gang leaders in Haiti who was responsible for many killings and crimes.
SRIBAT proudly supported the joint UN Medal Awarding ceremony as a good friend of all participating MINUSTAH countries. SRIBAT troops also made their organization proud by presenting cultural feats during the Medal Awarding ceremony.
Courtesy: SL Army