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22 Jan 2010 description

Sri Lanka committed today (22Jan) to donating 1000 kgs of tea for the relief of the victims of the earthquake in Haiti in addition to the financial pledge of US$25,000/-.

Sri Lanka made this commitment on the instructions of President Mahinda Rajapaksa, after the news of the earthquake which devastated Haiti on 12 January, became known.

Sri Lanka has been contributing for sometime to the peace and stability of Haiti by deploying at the request of the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), a contingent of almost 1000 personnel drawn from the Army, Navy, Air Force and the Police …

18 Jan 2010 description

A Sri Lankan Army contingent comprising 950 Security Service personnel has been deployed fully in relief work carried out in Haiti, following the devastating earthquake, which had claimed the lives of over 100,000 Haitians.

The Sri Lankan contingent is currently serving in Haiti with the UN Peace Keeping Mission.

The Sri Lankan servicemen are 15 kilometres away from the region where the natural disaster occurred, said Military spokesman Brigadier Udaya Nanayakkara.

The Sri Lankan contingent has joined other relief teams to clear debris, carry out rescue operations, and …