Wednesday, 29 April 2015 02:09
The first rescue and relief contingent from Sri Lanka with 44 service personnel and four civil medical consultants, dispatched to Nepal on 26 April began rescue operations within 45 minutes of their arrival.
Acting on the orders of President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and operating under the close supervision of Army Commander, Lieutenant General Crishantha De Silva, the group began their rescue and relief operations in Dolalghad, a remote region about 60 km away from Kathmandu, Nepal which was devastated by the earthquake.
The team, which was led by Major General Maithri Dias, remains deployed in Dolalghad on the request of the Nepalese Army and other ministerial authorities. By noon on 28 April it had treated more than 300 severely injured victims, including a woman who suffered acute damage to her spinal cord after she was trapped under rubble for several hours.