The Head of Mission and Force Commander of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon, (UNIFIL) Major General Stefeno DEL COL has thanked Sri Lanka for its outstanding contribution to UNIFIL over the past 10 years.
He said that Sri Lankan troops have earned much respect at UNIFIL for their outstanding professionalism and were a great source of strength to UNIFIL.
Major General Stefeno expressed these views during a discussion with Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to Lebanon Shani Calyaneratne Karunaratne.
The meeting took place during a visit undertaken by Ambassador Karunaratne to the Head Quarters of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) at Blue Line, in Naquara.
In her address, Ambassador Karunaratne acknowledged the comment by the UNIFIL Head of Mission.
Ambassador Karunaratne was accorded a Guard of Honour followed by an inspection of the troops.
The Ambassador was accompanied by Second Secretary (Labour) T.Luxmidharan. (Colombo Gazette)