Nearly 250 students and teachers and over 100 adults took part in two mine awareness programmes organized by the 10 Field Sri Lanka Engineers of the Sri Lanka Army early this month. To educate the children and villagers of respective areas and prevention of hazardous incidents occurred due to explosion of mines and UXOs (Unexploded Explosive Ordnance) was the purpose of those programmes.
The first was organized on 04th at Iyakkachchi and the second was at Nagarkovil with assistance of the Halo Trust. Participants were educated to keep the closest security authority informed if one such item was seen without trying to test it.
Army is continuously organizing these programmes in affected areas and getting positive response from the civilians.
Washington , Oct 15,2012
In a new Milestone for Sri Lanka’s Humanitarian Demining Project, the Marshall Legacy Institute (MLI) of the United States has honored Sri Lanka Army sapper DKN Rohan and Mine Detection Dog Spartacus as the best Mine Detection Dog (MDD) Team for the year 2012. The Sri Lankan team was selected for this prestigious award out of 107 teams representing 11 countries.
Sri Lanka Army sapper DKN Rohan and MDD Spartacus received the “MDD Team of the year” award at the annual “Clearing the Path” Gala organized by the MLI on October 10, at Fairmont Hotel, Washington DC
The team received the “MDD Team of the year” award at the annual “Clearing the Path” Gala organized by the MLI on October 10, at Fairmont Hotel, Washington DC.