Remains of two soldiers killed in Mali arrive in Sri Lanka

The remains of the two Sri Lankan soldiers killed in Mali arrived in the country today.

The Army said that the remains of posthumously promoted late Major H.W.D. Jayawickrama and Sergeant S.S. Wijekumara, who were killed in Mali while performing UN Peacekeeping operations, reached Sri Lanka today.

The remains were formally received in a military parade at the airport.

The two soldiers were killed in the Keerana area in Mali after their WMZ convoy was attacked by a rebel group using an Improvised Explosive Device (IED).

Three more Sri Lankan Peacekeepers sustained injuries and were admitted to the Level 2 Hospital at Gao in Mali. (Colombo Gazette)


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