May 22, Colombo: The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) recognized Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) Aviation Unit in South Sudan at a colorful medal ceremony recently.
The UN Medal Awarding Ceremony of 4th Contingent of Sri Lanka Aviation Unit (UNMISS) in South Sudan was held Wednesday (May 20) at the Sri Lanka Aviation Unit Hangar premises in Bor.
During the ceremony 19 Officers and 85 Other Ranks received UN Peacekeeping Medals for UNMISS. Three Officers and 17 Other Ranks were awarded with Certificates of Commendations by the Force Commander and the Sector Commander in appreciation of their valuable and meritorious services rendered to the UNMISS.
Brigadier General Mohammad Jahangir Alam, the Sector Commander (Sector East) graced the occasion as the Chief Guest.
In addition, Ms. Deborah Schein (Head of Field Office of UN) and Mr. Liban Hajji (Field Administrative Officer of UN) also participated for the event as Special Guests of Honor.
The helicopter deployment is tasked to carry out VIP and troop transportation, transportation of food and equipment, domestic flying and medical evacuation in South Sudan, in support of the overall UN mandate for that nation.