A contingent of fourteen (14) Sri Lanka Navy personnel joined the emergency relief mission in earthquake-hit Nepal. They flew on a special Sri Lankan airline flight, UL 4195 on 29th April 2015 to render assistance to the earthquake relief operations in Kathmandu.
The SLN medical team under a medical officer includes a Public Health Inspector, a Medical Technician and a sailor who is qualified in life saving. They were dispatched to provide humanitarian assistance to the affected Nepalese people in their hour of need.
They carried medical equipments weighing over 500kgs for their first ever relief operations overseas where they will be sharing their expertise in disaster response and emergency medical aid with the fellow SL forces personnel deployed to Nepal in the immediate aftermath of its devastating earthquake, which has claimed over 5,000 lives and injured over 10,000 people.