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Another contingent leaves to Nepal

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 Airlines flight.

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.

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