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31 May 2010 11:33:00 GMT

Written by: ECHO. By Malini Morzaria

I was last in Sri Lanka’s capital city, Colombo, almost a year after India’s Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi had been assassinated by a suspected Tamil Tiger suicide bomber. 1992 was still a fraught year in Sri Lanka’s civil war.

On-going hostilities between the government and the rebels in the north, thousands killed and displaced by the conflict, a naval commander killed by suicide bombers and senior army officials killed in a land mine explosion. (more…)

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COLOMBO, 28 May 2010 (IRIN) – The recent death of a French de-miner in northern Sri Lanka highlights the ongoing threat of landmines in preventing the safe return of tens of thousands of conflict-displaced.

Dominique Morin, who worked for the Swiss Foundation for Mine Action, was killed on 10 May when a device he was handling exploded in the village of Kakkayankulam West, in eastern Mannar District.   (more…)

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MANILA, 21 May 2010 (IRIN) – Muslim separatists blamed for years of conflict and displacement on the southern island of Mindanao have agreed to help the government rid the area of unexploded ordnance and landmines. (more…)

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Tharmalingam Sountharrajan had little knowledge of the bomb-making factory 700 metres from the family home in the heart of his village.

Containing hundreds of mines, explosives, mortars and other items, the site was a deadly cocktail of badly stored weapons. (more…)

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INQUIRER.net First Posted 13:16:00 05/06/2010

MANILA, Philippines—The negotiating panels of the government of the Philippines (GRP) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) have agreed on the rules that would govern the conduct of the civilians in the International Monitoring Team (IMT), as well as those on clearing land mines in Mindanao. (more…)

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