The Activity Manager of the de-mining organization, Halo Trust for Northern Province, said that there are 20,000 mines for every 10 acre in Muhamalai area.
He also said that mines had been laid in another 100 acre in Muhamalai.
People of the Indrapuram village in the Vempadu Kerni GS division, visited their village after 18 years. During this visit the above officer who is in charge of demining in the said area had informed them as above while having a friendly chat.
We are working here for the last several years but we have seen only birds and animals. Only today we are seeing humans.Muhamalai is challenging place for de-miners. We have removed 25,000 mines from a lot 10 acre. Several had been injured during de-mining operations. 50% of the mines in the North are in Muhamalai.The Sri Lankan Government had granted permission to use machines need for demining. We have identified residential areas of the people and demining them on a priority basis, he said.
S.Sritharan, MP also accompanied the people there.