The Japanese Embassy team including Itto Pumi , representatives of the Embassy, visited yesterday the work sites of SHARP de-mining group which is engaged in de-mining in the North, with financial aid from Japan.
They inspected the SHARP office, Mankulam demining site, Mankulam Area site, Muhamalai Demining site, areas handed over after demining, and held discussions regarding Current demining areas and the future plans.
The SHARP Organization which is engaged in demining in Muhamalai area now, had removed more than 21,428 dangerous UXOs from 988,835 Sq. Km areas in Ampagamam Thachchadampan under Odduchuddan Division, and Muhamalai which falls under Pachchilapalli Division of Kilinochchi District during the 4 years from2016 November to February 2020, said the Operations Manager of SHJARP, Retd. Capt. Prabath Narampana.
Currently 4 teams are engaged in demining in Muhamalai, he said.