2000 sq.kms in North remain to be de-mined - SLA
[TamilNet, Friday, 22 October 2010, 09:20 GMT]
More than two thousand square kilometers (sq.km) of land in the
Northern Province have to be cleared from land mines. About 1800
sq.kms have been cleared so far, Sri Lanka’s military spokesman Ubaya
However, he said the lands to be de-mined include farm lands
and shrub jungles areas.
This has prevented resettled families to
continue their livelihood activities without hindrance to their lives
About three hundred thousand landmines have so
far been removed by SLA de-mining teams besides local
and international de-mining teams now deployed in
the North, SLA spokesman said.