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Das and Halo Trust de-mining Organizations have removed 295,000 mines

Das and Halo Trust de-mining Organizations have removed 295,000 mines

The statistics of the De-Mining organizations DAS and Halo Trust  indicate that the organizations have removed more than 295,000 Mines.

These Organizations are engaged in de-mining in the 5 districts of Northern Province.

DAS organization is engaged in de-mining from 2010 with financial assistance from countries like Japan and Australia, particularly in areas like Elephant Pass and Muhamalai continuously for the last 8 years.

They have removed 71,215 Anti personnel Mines(APMs), 162 Vehicle mines, 19,925 Unexploded Ordnance(UXO) and 100,744 assorted ammunitions.

Similarly, the Halo Trust Organization which is engaged in De-Mining  in Kilinochchi, Mulaitheevu, and Jaffna Districts, have removed 223,965 APMs, 969 Vehicle Mines and more than 800,261 assorted ammunitions, including UXOs.

It is notable that these Organizations which are undertaking De-mining on a large scale, are continuing de-mining at international standards.


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