Another contingent leaves to Nepal
Another Sri Lankan contingent of aid workers with
equipment and supplies left for Nepal to join their counterparts in
the relief and rescue mission currently underway in the earth quack
hit south Asian nation. According to army sources the 97strong team
is comprised of 72 army, 14 navy and 11 air force personnel. The
group is taking along a consignment of 17 tons of supplies including
much needed medicines, water bottles, dry rations, water
purification tablets etc.
The contingent took flight to Nepal from the
Bandaranaike International Airport onboard a Sri Lankan Airlines
flight (UL 4195) at around noon today (29th Wednesday, April 2015).
Already a Sri Lankan team is involved in relief and rescue
operations in Dolalghad area about 60 km away from the capital
Kathmandu. Hundreds of victims including women and children have
been treated by the Sri Lankan personnel so far.
Representing the government's interests Hon. A.H.M
Fowzie, Minister of Disaster Management and Mr Daya Gamage, UNP
National Organizer joined the contingent aboard the Sri Lankan
Sri Lanka in quick response to the tragedy in the
South Asian nation sent an initial emergency rescue and relief
contingent comprising of 44 military and 4 civil medical personnel
to assist in the relief and rescue operations on Sunday. The 7.8
magnitude earth quack hit Nepal on Saturday (25th).
The SLAF aircraft which took the first team of aid
workers returned home yesterday bringing in a group of 42 Sri
Lankans left stranded there.