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  • Sri Lanka has not joined the MBT or the CCM.

As a result of the civil war between the Sinhalese government forces and Tamil rebels, which lasted for two decades, large parts of Sri Lanka – mainly Vanni and Jaffna regions – became densely covered with landmines and Unexploded Ordnance (UXO).

The Armistice Agreement, which came into force on 22 February 2002, made it possible to initiate a comprehensive Humanitarian Disarmament intervention in the north and east. NPA entered the country as the only international demining organization, in cooperation with a local partner Humanitarian Demining Unit (HDU), and operated in government-controlled areas throughout 2007.

NPAs Humanitarian Disarmament Programme Sri Lanka concluded its work in January 2008.