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    “MARFORPAC” medical exchange programme comes to an end

    September 29, 2019

    The bilateral medical exchange programme between the US Marine Corps Forces Pacific (MARFORPAC) and Sri Lanka Navy came to a successful end at the Marine Training Centre of SLNS Vidura on 27th September 2019. Eight (08) members comprising a doctor from the US Marine Force and 40 Sri Lanka Navy Marines, including 04 officers took part in this programme which commenced on 23rd September. The US Marine medical team exchanged their knowledge and experience in combat medicine that would be vital in various situations at war. Besides, Sri Lanka Navy Marines educated the US Marines on “Snakes in Sri Lanka” and the ones that are endemic to the country. They also demonstrated as how to handle venomous and non-venomous snakes, first aid for snake bite etc.‍‍‍

     

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