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De-mining is continuing in the North

Dec 16, 2010 4:39:15 AM - itnnews.lk

Anti-personnel mines are being removed in areas released from the terrorists in the North.

Troops engaged in the de-mining process recovered many anti-personnel mines yesterday. De-mining is in progress in Kollan-kulum, Ala-kalla-Pottu-kulum, Madhu, Monarawewa, Vishwamadu, Iranamadu and Olu-madhu areas. 41 anti-personnel mines, three RPGs, one 81 mm mortar and parts of an RPG, in addition to other antipersonnel mines were recovered. The de-mining team had recovered and destroyed 374 land mines yesterday. The Sri Lanka Army said that four anti-tank missiles, two RPGs and a mortar were also recovered in Mihilan-kulum, Omanthai, Nawattu-kulum, Periya-thampany, Marutha-madu, Kokku-thuduwai, Akkarayan-kulum and Ramanatha-puram areas.