Sri Lanka: Minenfrei 2020


Sri Lankas Resettlement und Rehabilitation Minister D.M. Swaminathan gab kürzlich bekannt, dass Sri Lanka auf dem besten Weg sei, bis 2020 frei von Minen zu sein. (auf Englisch)


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(10.09.2018)

Quelle: South Asia Monitor

The Sri Lankan government on Friday said the country was on track to achieving its target of being free from landmines by 2020.

Resettlement and Rehabilitation Minister D.M. Swaminathan informed legislators in Parliament that majority of lands had now been cleared in the north and east and many families had been resettled.

He said de-mining activity was being carried out by the Sri Lankan Army and international de-mining agencies, Xinhua news agency reported.

"Removing deeply-buried explosives is a time-taking activity. Our target is to make Sri Lanka a landmine-free country by 2020. People supporting us in these de-mining activities help us to fast-track the process," the minister said.

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