Life+News The Official News Portal of Independent Television Network Ltd

The US provides 600 million rupees for demining

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor October 24, 2018 19:05

The US provides 600 million rupees for demining

The US Department of State has provided nearly 600 million rupees in assistance towards Sri Lanka’s demining efforts this year.

US funding has cleared 1.86 million square meters and safely removed 9,344 land mines and unexploded ordnance and 8,637 items of small arms ammunition in 2018. In a statement issued over the visit of a delegation from the State Department’s Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement, the US Embassy said the delegation observed US-funded demining activities and met with some of the beneficiaries of these projects in Sri Lanka.

The group met with the Ministry of Re-settlement, the National Mine Action Center, and the Sri Lanka Army’s Engineering Brigade and travelled to Jaffna, Kilinochchi, Vavuniya and Mannar to review mine clearance operations.   Chargé d’affaires Robert Hilton said they are proud to support Sri Lanka’s national mine action strategy and the goal of making Sri Lanka mine-impact free by 2020. Since 2002, the US has provided more than 9.5 billion rupees to clear explosive hazards in Sri Lanka. Thanks to US funding and in cooperation with the Sri Lanka Army, the Batticaloa District was declared mine-impact free in 2017.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor October 24, 2018 19:05
Write a comment

No Comments

No Comments Yet!

Let me tell You a sad story ! There are no comments yet, but You can be first one to comment this article.

Write a comment
View comments

Write a comment

Your e-mail address will not be published.
Required fields are marked*

BUSINESS NEWS- VIEW ALL

SPORTS NEWS- VIEW ALL

ENTERTAINMENT- VIEW ALL