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07th January 2019 16:21:39 Hours

European Parliamentarians Watch Army De-mining Demonstration

Two delegates of the European Parliament Messrs Geoffrey Charles Van Orden and William Legge, Earl of Dartmouth currently in Sri Lanka paid a visit to the Engineer Brigade Headquarters at Boo Oya, Vavuniya on Friday (4) and received an update on the ongoing Sri Lanka Army’s Humanitarian De-Mining Unit during their stopover at the Security Force Headquarters - Wanni (SFHQ-W).

During their visit to the Headquarters, they watched a mine clearing demonstration of Mine Detection Dogs (MDDs) and manual mine clearing, being conducted by Army de-miners in minefields in the presence of Brigadier A.N Amarasekara, Commander, Engineer Brigade and Ms M.L.F Mafusa, Assistant Director, Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Colombo.

The parliamentarians highly appreciated the contribution being made by the SLA HDU to make Sri Lanka free from landmines by the year 2020 and extended their best wishes for its continuation. Several Staff Officers of the Engineer Brigade were present during the occasion.