Friday, July 30, 2010

Sri Lanka: China's increasing influence as delegation arrives to assist de-mining process

A delegation from the People's Republic of China led by its Foreign Ministry Deputy Director Zhang Ze visited Sri Lanka recently on the invitation of the Sri Lanka Government to assist the de-mining process in the North.

They met the Economic Development Ministry Provincial Development Assistant Secretary Nihal Somaweera, National De-mining Unit Director Monty Ranatunga and other officials and held talks, an Economic Development Ministry official told the Daily News.

At the discussions Monty Ranatunga had explained that around 1,500 square kilometres have already been cleared of landmines and other explosive devices and another 2,400 square kilometres had to be cleared.

Ministry of Defence, Public Security, Law & Order - Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka.
Courtesy : Daily News