One organisation is determined to make a difference in the lives of thousands living in mine-affected areas of Sri Lanka. Conservative estimates reveal the humanitarian demining work to be carried out in Sri Lanka will take between 10 and 15 years. Although an official figure is yet to be confirmed, a recent report suggests an estimated 900,000 mines have been laid in Jaffna and Killinochchi districts alone. This does not include UXO and improvised explosive devices (IEDs).
"MINE FREE Planet: A Sri Lankan Vision,"
Journal of Mine Action
: Vol. 7
, Article 49.
Available at: http://commons.lib.jmu.edu/cisr-journal/vol7/iss2/49