Lt. Col. Mantri Coswatte nominated for Asian Arab Awards | Sunday Observer

Lt. Col. Mantri Coswatte nominated for Asian Arab Awards

Lt Col Mantri Coswatte
Lt Col Mantri Coswatte

Lt. Col. Mantri Coswatte (Retd) is the first Sri Lankan woman to be nominated in the Asian Arab Awards 2019 under the category of Peace Movements and Activism. The awards ceremony will be held on March 30 at Taj Krishna, Hyderabad, India.

Mantri Costwatte was the first Officer of the Army Women’s Corps to be posted for duties in the operational area in 1993 during the 30-year-war against terrorism.

The State Poorna Bhoomi Awardee, Costwatte is the President of the Ex-Army Women’s Association. Her work includes facilitation programs for ex-army women on welfare avenues. Her dedication to the Viruliya Sevana, a charity foundation for empowering retired military women and their families of the three Armed Forces has also been a key credential for the nomination.

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