Tamil Information Centre
User Name:   
Password:   
  Remember Me  
Sign up  |  Forget password
Home   
Search
    Contact us
SL earns over USD 161mn from UN peacekeeping
Published Date: 14/04/2018 (Saturday)

The Sri Lanka Army has earned more than USD 161 million from UN peacekeeping missions since 2004, Army Commander Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake said on Thursday.

 He said this at the opening ceremony of the Directorate for Overseas Operations (DOO) at the Old Dutch Building in Colombo 3.

“Since 2004, Sri Lanka has been earning a minimum of USD 2.5 million per annum from peacekeeping missions overseas. The troops deployed for such assignments benefit financially and through these undertakings, the country amasses foreign remittances that are utilised to train more and more soldiers. Since 1955, a number of 18,179 members attached to the Sri Lanka Army have extended their invaluable services to UN peacekeeping missions. The contingents are currently engaged in peacekeeping missions in Lebanon (UNIFIL), South Sudan (UNMISS), Mali (MINUSMA), Abyei (UNISFA), New York (UNHQ), Central African Republic (MINUSCA) and Western Sahara (MINURSO), either as military observers, staff officers or officer assistants or general contingent troops,” he said.

The DOO Defence Secretary declared open the ‘Mansion of Peace’ (Sama Madura) building at the complex, which is established to handle international peacekeeping and overseas operational commitments under the Director General, Staff Branch.

“Our vision towards world peace is to contribute an effective combat outfit under the United Nations to achieve sustainable peace in conflict zones. Fast changing political dynamics have become a complex and multi-dimensional challenge,” the Army Commander said.

Earlier, the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) insisted that feasible clearance for such deployments should be sought from the Sri Lankan Human Rights Commission (SLHRC) by vetting respective overseas bound UN candidates before their departure. Meanwhile, DG of the Directorate for Overseas Operations, Major General Mervyn Perera said future peacekeeping deployments, training and other activities related to overseas operations would be handled by the DOO.(Darshana Sanjeewa)

 Source: Daily Mirror

Share on Facebook


 Latest 25 News/ பிந்திய 25 செய்திகள்:
India wants Sri Lanka to expedite joint projects
Published Date: 14/04/2018 (Saturday)
Rights groups slam Cardinal
Published Date: 14/04/2018 (Saturday)
Shocking, shameful; about 1,000 abortions daily in Sri Lanka
Published Date: 14/04/2018 (Saturday)
TNA seeks more Thai investments
Published Date: 14/04/2018 (Saturday)
Army in UN missions: Lebanon deployment extended pending HRCSL vetting of fresh contingent
Published Date: 14/04/2018 (Saturday)
Navy is warned to be alert on possible submarine attacks threats – PM
Published Date: 14/04/2018 (Saturday)
3rd International Housekeepers Summit 2018 records overwhelming response with over 300 hospitality delegates from 14 countries
Published Date: 14/04/2018 (Saturday)
Fears that Sri Lanka death penalty moves will hit GSP+ access
Published Date: 14/04/2018 (Thursday)
Sushma Swaraj’s gumption and India’s abiding arrogance
Published Date: 14/04/2018 (Thursday)
Trilingual programme for MPs a failure- Mano
Published Date: 14/04/2018 (Thursday)
Namal in Jaffna says:TNA on Govt side
Published Date: 14/04/2018 (Thursday)
India Needs More Spice and Courage in its Foreign Policy:Tamils for Trump
Published Date: 14/04/2018 (Thursday)
MPS Plan during US President visit from 12 - 15/07/2018
Published Date: 14/04/2018 (Thursday)
The Cry Behind The Provocative Call For A Return Of The LTTE
Published Date: 14/04/2018 (Thursday)
GOTABHAYA, VIYATH MAGA, 13A and ME
Published Date: 14/04/2018 (Thursday)
India will adopt a three-pronged strategy to check China influence
Published Date: 14/04/2018 (Wednesday)
Asia after liberal international order
Published Date: 14/04/2018 (Wednesday)
India's diplomatic victory By gaining access to Sri Lanka’s Mattala Airport, New Delhi has scored a silent victory over China. By Barun Das Gupta
Published Date: 14/04/2018 (Wednesday)
Making public transport safe for women
Published Date: 14/04/2018 (Tuesday)
Church on Internet abuse: Adults far worse than youth and children
Published Date: 14/04/2018 (Monday)
House seeks clarification from Foreign Ministry Dual citizens as heads of diplomatic missions:
Published Date: 14/04/2018 (Monday)
Minister Amunugama proposes alliance of Buddhist countries in the region
Published Date: 14/04/2018 (Monday)
India allocates USD 56 mn to discourage poaching in SL
Published Date: 14/04/2018 (Monday)
Civil society groups raise concerns with Office for Reparations Bill
Published Date: 14/04/2018 (Monday)
U.S. Government Funds Renovation of Two Schools in Eastern Province
Published Date: 14/04/2018 (Monday)
Donate
Support our work to bring rights to life in any way big or small
 Amount:

Donate using PayPal

Select dates to view
past and future events
<<<Jul - 2018>>>
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
1
2
3
4
56
7
8
91011
12
13
14
151617181920
21
22
23
24252627
28
29
3031    
 Stand up for Rights and Justice
Trump’s child hostages
Read more...
Take Action
Set Noura Free -- sign now!
Tamil men accuse continuing torture in Sri Lanka Take a stand against torture and urge UN Human Rights commission for human rights to investigate
Urgent: They’re beheading children
Latest Publication
Armament for Repression: Militarisation of Sri Lanka Conference Report:

Armament for Repression: Militarisation of Sri Lanka

Read more...

Thiruvalluvar
About us
Site Help
Getting in touch
Other
Facebook Youtube twitter
Sitemap  |  Privacy Policy  |  Terms and Conditions
Copyright © 2018 ticonline.org, All rights reserved.