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Sri Lanka deploys more troops to South Sudan

Sri Lanka today deployed more troops to South Sudan as part of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS).

The Army said that a contingent of 61 Army personnel including 11 officers left this morning (3) for South Sudan to serve in the SRIMED Level 2 Hospital in Bor, South Sudan.

Headed by Lieutenant Colonel Rohan Fernando, 10 officers and 50 other ranks largely of the Sri Lanka Army Medical Corps (SLAMC) will take over the duties as a replacement for a 62-strong member contingent who are expected to return to the island this afternoon (3) upon the successful completion of their tenure of office in South Sudan.