Sri Lanka

World Bank releases more money for Sri Lanka de-mining

The World Bank Wednesday (19th) announced the release of 500,000 US dollars to help clear land mines in Sri Lanka's north -- east regions and help civilians return to their homes. The bank said the money, the second tranche of a million-dollar project undertaken by the United Nations Development Program, will go towards training de-miners, mapping mine-infested areas and related administrative work.
"The landmine action project will also address issues of psychological trauma and help reintegrate landmine victims into the economic mainstream through pilot interventions," the bank said in a statement.

Last week, the Dutch Government announced a grant of 465,000 US dollars for the British charity Halo Trust to clear mines from Sri Lanka's Jaffna peninsula.