Japan extends further support to demining activities in Sri Lanka

Japanese Ambassador in Sri Lanka – Mr. Mizukoshi Hideaki yesterday (Nov. 27) signed the grant contracts of two demining projects under the scheme of “Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP)”, with Ms. Cristy McLennan, Country Director of the Read More …

Sri Lanka: Deminers injured in mine blasts

Four deminers were wounded on Saturday due to mine explosions.Police Spokesman, SSP Nihal Thalduwa, told the media that the incident had happened in Mullaitivu. Thalduwa said the deminers had been clearing unexploded mines in the former war zone when two Read More …

Sri Lanka: Bomb Disposal Qualifying Course successfully concludes in Maho

Commander Northwestern Naval Area, Rear Admiral Nishantha Peiris on 18th July 2023 presided over the insignia pinning and certificate awarding ceremony of the Bomb Disposal Qualifying Course conducted by the Sri Lanka Navy’s Bomb Disposal Training School in Maho. The Read More …

Mali: 10th Chinese peacekeeping contingent holds joint training with Sri Lankan counterpart

To cope with the complicated security situation in the mission area, the 10th Chinese Peacekeeping Base Defense Unit to MINUSMA had a two-day joint training drill with the Sri Lankan peacekeeping Combat Convoy Company recently. The two sides organized joint Read More …

Sri Lanka: Army de-miners in full swing to complete de-mining process in North

During the last phase of the Humanitarian Operation, mines remained scattered haphazardly all over the North posing serious threat to human habitation. In 2002, the Sri Lankan Government initiated the National Mine Action Programme aiming to create a mine and Read More …

Sri Lanka: UN pre-deployment team scheduled to inspect troops for deployment in Mali

A high-level UN Assessment and Advisory Team are scheduled to inspect self-sustenance equipment, combat vehicles and accessories, de-mining devices, Explosive Ordnance Devices, logistic and medical equipment, military hardware and witness mock demonstrations during their visits (March 20-25) to the 1 Read More …

U.S. announces plan to provide additional $7 million for demining assistance to Sri Lanka

A delegation from the U.S. Department of State has visited Sri Lanka from April 3-8, 2022, to review U.S.-funded demining projects in Kilinochchi, Jaffna, Vavuniya, and Muhamalai. The United States contributed $8.3 million to demining efforts in Sri Lanka in Read More …

Sri Lanka: Japan supports humanitarian demining activities in Kilinochchi and Mullaitivu Districts

The Government of Japan has provided a total sum of US$ 604,412 (approx. Rs. 120 million) to Skavita Humanitarian Assistance and Relief Project (SHARP) for humanitarian demining activities in Northern Sri Lanka. The grant contract was signed on 25th March Read More …

Explosive weapons: Civilians in populated areas must be protected

As the world urbanizes, so too do conflicts. It is estimated that some 50 million people now suffer the horrific consequences of urban warfare – a trend that is likely to continue as more and more people concentrate in towns Read More …

Operation Flycatcher: disrupting Sri Lanka’s terrorist networks

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Boosting the ability of frontline border officers to detect travelers as potential terrorists was the focus of a counter- terrorism (CT) and border management operation led by INTERPOL across Sri Lanka. Codenamed Operation Flycatcher II, the Read More …