UN Mission in Mali: Sri Lankan CCC commended
The Sri Lankan Combat Convoy Company (CCC) serving the UN Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) received commendation from the Director Mission Support, Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Anton Antchev when he arrived at the CCC Headquarters in Mali.
He appreciated the tasks performed by the CCC and claimed operational capability depends largely on the organic capability of a convoy which would then logistically sustain the mission to protect the civilians and has objectives of providing safety, security and freedom of movement to UN agencies and NGOs, SLA said.
Antchev said the most prominent threat for convoy escort operations is organised and opportunist armed attack, ambushes and the placement of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) on or around main supply routes (MSRs) and emphasised the excellent performances made by the CCC during the convoy escort operations which were of high standards and professionalism.
“Discipline being maintained in all aspects by the SLA troops in their tour of duty in the MINUSMA was praiseworthy,” Antchev, complimenting the Sri Lankan troops in the visitors’ book, wrote.
Contingent Commander, Lieutenant Colonel Srinath Gallage was also present.