Japan to extend US$801,311 for demining in North

mineThe Government of Japan has decided to provide a total sum of US$801,311 (approximately Rs. 108 million) in grant aid for humanitarian demining in the North under its Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Project (GGP).

The Project for Humanitarian Mine Clearance in the North, implemented by The HALO Trust will expedite the efforts of the Government of Sri Lanka to make mine contaminated areas safe lands for people to return and resume their livelihood.

Japan has been a major donor supporting mine clearance in Sri Lanka to accelerate the return and resettlement of Internal Displaced Persons (IDPs) and to facilitate recommencement of agriculture and other livelihood activities of returnees. Since 2003, the Government of Japan has provided a sum of US$ 27.7 million for demining activities in the North and the East under its Grant Assistance schemes.

Damian O’Brien, Programme Manager, The HALO Trust noted that “HALO was honored to be recognized as a trustworthy partner by the, Government of Japan, one of the most important donors to demining activities in. Sri Lanka since 2043. With Japanese support, HALO Sri Lanka will clear its 200,000th landmine by early next year, an important milestone that shows how much the partnership has accomplished.

Sri Lanka has a target of being mine-impact free by 2020. Japan has already made a vital contribution to achieving that target, but it will also depend can the ongoing support of other longstanding donors as well as additional funding from new partners. (Colombo Gazette)

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  1. I had uncle who in viet nam died in a accident of those things and another reletive still breathing good from the middle east of something untold to me but where as world nation commander in chief with my world government the fact is once on ground that im not but having to be brave thru the lands with the rest of whos with me that being dropped into any place as out of my world president office that i can kick it without to much spoils as the royaltys are to be there for as world president but of my world president campaign thats to be comming up is when all thing are a revalations about my charisma and a dignified world government that one of my bragging modes are being very arrogant and claim of being of a godship that im to speak as long as this world president campaigns to endure til that officially i can see and live as world king having my world government but of this campaign that as of now ive got around 450 speeches to be impressive with that ivr got big plans that alot of the pompous uttering with pride is based upon my world military that i even try to share my deepest concerns where as much as i can see myself from others told why would i go into the wars as world president but it will be more honourable when my world government exist and already with many world military understandings that ive got a line of many world military ranks to wear as world nation commander in chief,alex bowman of the multilateral new world order ten states axis entente deliberacy vangard front workers party.

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