Two Sri Lankan Peacekeepers posthumously promoted
[January 31 2019]
The two Sri Lanka Army personnel who laid down their
lives during UN Peacekeeping Mission in Mali on 25 (January) have been
posthumously promoted to their next ranks. Accordingly, Captain H.W.D
Jayawickrama of 11 Sri Lanka Light Infantry and Corporal S.S Wijekumara
of 1 Mechanized Infantry Regiment have been promoted to the ranks of
Major and Sergeant respectively.
Meanwhile the mortal remains of Major H.W.D.
Jayawickrama and Sergeant S.S. Wijekumara are expected to reach Colombo
Bandaranaike International Airport on Saturday (02 February). The two
peacekeepers succumbed to injuries caused by an IED (Improvised
Explosive Device) explosion, when their WMZ convoy came under rebel
attack, while engaged in Peacekeeping duties in Keerana area in Mali,
last Friday (25).
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