300,000 mines cleared in north, east-SLA claims

[TamilNet, Sunday, 28 November 2010, 22:34 GMT]
Sri Lanka Army Sunday claimed that more than three hundred thousand mines have been cleared and destroyed in a land area of 1863 square kilometers so far in the North and East. More than 1300 soldiers have been deployed for demining activities using mechanical and manual methods, Military Spokesman Major General Ubaya Medawala said

Demining activities are still continuing in Jaffna, Mannaar, Mu'l'laiththeevu, Trincomalee, Batticaloa, Polonnaruwa and Vavuniyaa Districts, he added.

 

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