Army Commander Visits Injured Soldiers Following Parachute Training Accident

Amidst the preparations for the upcoming 76th Independence Day celebrations, Army Commander Lt. Gen. Vikum Liyanage visited the Army Hospital to personally inquire about the well-being of an army officer and a soldier who sustained injuries during a parachute training accident. The incident occurred during a rehearsal for the Independence Day celebrations.

During his visit, Lt. Gen. Vikum Liyanage not only checked on the condition of the injured personnel but also engaged in discussions with medical staff regarding their treatment and future arrangements. Expressing gratitude for the dedication and efficiency of the medical team, the Army Commander emphasized the importance of providing the best possible care to the injured soldiers.

The Ministry of Defense has confirmed that the accident occurred due to unexpected wind flow, which put four paratroopers at risk during the rehearsal of the parachute show. However, only two individuals were injured in the incident.