Sri Lanka will be a mine free country by the year 2020

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The UN Special Envoy says that Sri Lanka has shown extraordinary seriousness at all levels to make ‘Sri Lanka Mine Free by 2020. He added that during his visit to Sri Lanka he saw extraordinary seriousness from the higher political level in demining.

This was declared by His Royal Highness Prince Mired Bin Ra’ad Bin Zeid Al-Hussein, the Special Envoy of the UN Secretary General promoting universalization of the Ottawa Convention. This was revealed in Geneva on 30th November 2018.

The event took place on the sidelines of the 17th Meeting of States Parties to the Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production, and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on their Destructions’.
The commitment of the Government to make Sri Lanka a mine-free country by 2020 and the progress achieved so far in the demining process has attracted mainly mine-hazard countries to learn from the success factors of Sri Lanka.

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