22nd October 2015 18:39:23 Hours
Sri Lanka’s 9th Force Protection Unit (SLFPU) serving the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) received their respective service medals upon completion of their service period during a ceremony held on 16 Oct 2015.
Brigadier General Sandeep Singh Bajaj, Deputy Force Commander, UNIFIL graced the occasion as the Chief Guest.
The 150-strong Sri Lankan contingent received their UN Service Medals, during the ceremony as a token of appreciation of their service.
Major General K.C. Gunawardana, General Officer Commanding, 58 Division as the Chief Guest attended the medal parade on behalf of the Commander of the Army.
Mrs Wijerathne Mendis, the Ambassador of Lebanon for Sri Lanka and Brigadier General Hamadan Hajjar of the Lebanon Armed Force also attended the ceremony.
A Cultural Show, Dog show and a Taekwondo display presented by the Sri Lankan peacekeepers after the medal parade entertained the gathering.