Nearly 12 000 landmines destroyed by Sri Lanka under the Mine Ban Convention

“Sri Lanka is pleased to confirm that the Humanitarian Demining Unit of the Sri Lanka Army has destroyed nearly 12,000 stockpiled anti-personnel mines almost a year earlier than the deadline set to us by the treaty that bans the production, Read More …

Sri Lanka Army to declare country free from mines and explosives by 2022

The Sri Lanka Army Humanitarian Demining Unit (SLAHDU) of the Sri Lanka Engineers (SLE) are working towards the complete demining of the country by the end of 2022. The SLADHU, the only the government entity to carry out demining operations Read More …

Sri Lanka: US backs mine clearing operations

US Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM) Martin Kelly visited a Mines Advisory Group (MAG) demining site, earlier this week to observe the measures undertaken to clear explosive hazards in the area and speak with a team of female deminers. Read More …

Keeping all Sri Lankans safe

Our beautiful country has steadily recovered from the long conflict of three decades. The nation is on its determined journey towards restoration and reconciliation. The sound of gunfire and exploding shells have ceased since 2009. But many people have not Read More …

Sri Lanka to deploy trained canines in strengthening airport security

Sri Lanka’s Civil Aviation Authority on Friday said that 20 trained canines will be deployed at the country’s main Bandaranaike International Airport to help detect drugs and explosives, local media reported. The dogs have been trained to easily identify explosives Read More …

Sri Lanka: Japan to support humanitarian demining activities in North

The Government of Japan has provided a total sum of US$ 636,262 (approx. Rs. 115 million) to the Mines Advisory Group (MAG) for humanitarian demining activities in Northern Sri Lanka. The grant contract was signed on the 23rd December 2020 Read More …

Sri Lanka: Japan extends Rs. 115 m in support of humanitarian demining activities in north

The Government of Japan has provided a total sum of $ 636,363 (approx. Rs. 115 million) to the HALO Trust for humanitarian demining activities in northern Sri Lanka. The grant contract was signed on 29 October between Japanese Ambassador Sugi-yama Read More …

Australia allocates AUS$ 800,000 for landmine clearance in Sri Lanka

The new commitment will go to MAG International, an organisation working to destroy landmines and help people rebuild their lives after conflict. According to MAG, Australia’s funds will transform an additional 190,000 square meters of contaminated ground into a sustainable, Read More …

Sri Lanka: Former LTTE intelligence Agent, Thangarasa Thevanesan, succumbed to burn injuries

The former LTTE Intelligence Agent, Thangarasa Thevanesan, aged 43, who was admitted to the Hospital in Anuradhapura, with 40% body burns, succumbed to his injuries yesterday, early morning. On the 3rd evening, a powerful bomb, locally made, exploded at the Read More …