The United States is further extending assistance for the removal of mines in the North. The United States handed over four Tata Personnel Carriers to the Sri Lanka, Humanitarian Demining Unit of the Sri Lanka Army. US Ambassador to Sri Lanka Patricia Butenis handed over the donation at the Embassy in Colombo. Military Spokesman Major General Ubhaya Medawala accepted the donation on behalf of the Army. Since the end of the humanitarian operation the United States has given Sri Lanka more than 80 million US Dollars for development programmes.