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* More Japanese aid for de-mining in Sri Lanka
Tue, May 26, 2009, 08:03 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

May 26, Colombo: The government of Japan has decided to provide additional aid worth US$ 1.4 million for de-mining in northern Sri Lanka.

The Japanese Embassy in Colombo announced today that they expect to provide these funds through the Danish De-mining Group (DDG) and the HALO Trust.

The funds are allocated for demining in recently liberated areas in Jaffna, Kilinochchi and Vavuniya.

This will be the second time this year that the Japanese government assists Sri Lanka with de-mining.

Earlier the Japanese government provided a grant of US$ 700,000 for humanitarian de-mining in Mannar through FSD (Swiss Foundation for Mine Action).

The total contribution from Japan for de-mining activities in the North therefore reaches US$ 2.1 million, the Embassy said.

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