Sri Lanka assured more support for de-mining by UN

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – Sri Lanka Army Humanitarian De-mining Unit (SLA-HDU) was assured more support and funds to purchase Mine Detection Dogs (MDDs) by the Special Envoy of the Anti-personnel Mine Ban Convention Prince Mired Raad Zeid Al-Hussein, who visited minefields in Muhamalai, Jaffna at the invitation of the President and the National Mine Action Centre of the Ministry of Prison Reforms, Rehabilitation, Resettlement and Hindu Religious Affairs.

"Sri Lanka assured more support for de-mining by UN"

State of emergency to restore normalcy

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – The Prime Minister giving a brief account on the two incidents in Ampara and Teldeniya, stressed that the series of violent acts which followed were deliberate attempts by an organized gang to inflame racial tensions, adding that those could not be underplayed as happened out of sudden anger. He said while the Buddhist monks and Muslim clergy in the area tried to resolve the issues, groups that came from outside created chaos.

"State of emergency to restore normalcy"