U.S. Department of State Provides 600 Million Rupees for Mine Clearance


A delegation from the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement visited Sri Lanka from October 8 to 12, 2018 to observe U.S.-funded demining activities and meet with some of the beneficiaries of these projects.

The projects are part of the nearly 600 million Sri Lankan rupees ($3.5 million) in assistance that the U.S. Department of State has provided towards Sri Lanka’s demining efforts in fiscal year 2018.

The Mines Advisory Group (MAG) uses a modified backhoe donated by the U.S. Government for demining activities in MannarThe group met with the Ministry of Re-settlement, the National Mine Action Center, and the Sri Lanka Army’s Engineering Brigade and traveled to Jaffna, Kilinochchi, Vavuniya, and Mannar to review mine clearance operations.

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Source: Asian Tribune