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Nearly 12,000 landmines destroyed by Sri Lanka under the Mine Ban Convention


 

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(ReliefWeb) Geneva, Colombo, The Hague – “Sri Lanka is pleased to confirm that the Humanitarian Demining Unit of the Sri Lanka Army has destroyed nearly 12,000 stockpiled anti-personnel mines almost a year earlier than the deadline set to us by the treaty that bans the production, use, stockpile, and transfer of these indiscriminate weapons”, announced officials at the National Mine Action Centre (NMAC) of Sri Lanka in a statement sent to the secretariat of the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention. Also known as Ottawa Convention, the treaty unites over 80% of the world’s states and bans the use, stockpiling, production, and transfer of these weapons.

 

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Published: Thursday, October 7, 2021

Last Updated: Monday, October 4, 2021

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