Sri Lanka's war torn areas will be cleared of mines soon

Sri Lanka's war torn areas will be cleared of mines soon Sri Lanka's military on Thursday said it would soon clear the former war torn areas from landmines as only 64 acres of land now remained to be cleared. Military spokesperson Jayanath Jayaweera has told media that following the end of the 30-year civil war between government troops and Tamil Tiger rebels in 2009, 2,064 acres of land in the country had to be cleared from landmines and explosives which had been buried by the rebels. The army, together with demining agencies, have to date cleared 2,000 acres of land, mostly in the nation's north and east and operations are ongoing to clear the remaining 64 acres, Xinhua reported. The military spokesman said, however, since the rebels have buried these landmines and explosives against...
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