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Sri Lanka Aviation Unit receives UN Peacekeeping medals

Sri Lanka Air Force Aviation Unit of United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) was awarded with UN Peacekeeping Medals during a ceremony on Wednesday, September 13 2017. Members of the third contingent of UN Peacekeeping Sri Lanka Aviation Unit and six Staff Officers of MINUSCA Bria received UN Peacekeeping Medals at the ceremony.

Brigadier General Mohamed Abdelbasset Mohamed Aly the Sector Commander of the Sector East was the chief guest while the Director Air Operations of Sri Lanka Air Force Air Vice Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana, attended the ceremony as a special representative of the Sri Lanka Air Force. Head of Office of Bria for MINUSCA, Chief Aviation Officer of MINUSCA and seniorofficials were present at the occasion. The audience could witness the traditional Sri Lankan drum and dance displays being performed with the setting up of the famous Sigiriya rock fortress as its backdrop.