Cambodian de-miners in Muhamalai to learn from Sri Lanka Army

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A 9-member delegation of the Cambodian Mine Action Authority (CMAA) of the Cambodian government visited the Muhamalai humanitarian de-mining site where Sri Lanka Army de-miners are at work, to broaden their horizons of knowledge through Sri Lanka’s Humanitarian de-mining work.

The delegation, comprised of Prum Sophakmonkol Secretary General, CMAA, Tep Kallyan, Deputy Secretary General, CMAA, Rob White, Adviser, Strategic Management and Residual Contaminations, Mao Bunnhath, Adviser Department Director of Victim Assistance, CMAA, Ediwin Fraigmane, Chief of Technical Adviser Mine Action, UNDP Cambodia, Tan Sara Department Director of Social Economic Planning and Database Management, CMAA, Chim Chansideth, Department Director of Regulation and Monitoring, CMAA, Ms Ros Sophal, Deputy Data Base Manager, CMAA and Ms Buth Rothana, Programme Officer, Mines Advisory Group (MAG) Cambodia.

At the site, Army manual and mechanical de-mining teams staged field demonstrations, leaving space for them to interact with de-miners at work. Towards the end of the near 3-hour long live demonstration of the Army de-miners, the delegation visited the HALO Trust resettlement site in Muhamalai where other non-governmental de-miners are at work. (Colombo Gazette)

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