FTX First Segment reaches Nayaru | Daily News

FTX First Segment reaches Nayaru

The UN Mission Orientation Field Training Exercise (FTX) continuing its mission for the second consecutive day after completing the first segment of 158 km reached Nayaru on February 13 after it began on Friday from Mailady in the Jaffna Peninsula. It reached Thawul Wewa on Sunday.

The Army (FTX) 'Harmattan - 3 ' for Combat Convoy Company (CCC) duties in the UN Peacekeeping Missions that enables troops to develop orientation and competency before they undertake tasks in the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission (MINUSMA) in Mali and Goa began the mock exercise with 20 officers and 223 Other Ranks of the Gajaba Regiment, Sri Lanka Armoured Corps, Sri Lanka Engineers, Sri Lanka Signal Corps, Mechanised Infantry Regiment, Corps of Engineer Service, Sri Lanka Army Service Corps, Sri Lanka Army Medical Corps, Sri Lanka Army Ordnance Corps, Sri Lanka Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, Sri Lanka Corps of Military Police and Sri Lanka Army General Service Corps.

As instructed by General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army, the mock FTX, made up on the directions of the Director General, General Staff Branch Major General Priyanka Fernando covering 457.2 km will traverseMailady, Point Pedro, Nagar Kovil, Wettalakerni, Paranthan Visuvamadu, Pudukuduirippu, Mullaittivu, Nayaru, Welioya, Padaviya, Pulmodai, Thawul Wewa, Goaankadawala, Trincomalee, Kinniya, Muttur, Seru Nuwara, Kandakadu, Pulathisigam, Polonnaruwa and Giritale under Phases 5 in 47 vehicles including six armoured vehicles, six unibuffels,19 administrative vehicles before it reached Minneriya Infantry Training Centre yesterday.