Haiti: Sri Lanka Sends New Contingent of United Nations Peacekeepers


Above: Port-au-Prince (CJ Photo)

By the Caribbean Journal staff

Sri Lanka is sending 750 new soldiers to be part of the United Nations’ peacekeeping force in Haiti, the country’s government announced Monday.

A group of 400 soldiers from the country’s Sinha regiment departed for Haiti on Monday to join the MINUSTAH force.

They followed a group of 350 soldiers which already left for Haiti last Thursday.

The contingent is the 18th group of Sri Lankan peacekeepers on UN missions.

Approximately 1,071 men and women from Sri Lanka are currently part of a combine total of seven UN peacekeeping missions around the world, coming from both Sri Lanka’s army and police.

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