US assists Sri Lanka in de-mining efforts

 The US has donated de-mining equipment for Sri Lanka`s war-ravaged northern region, the island nation`s government said in a statement Thursday.

IANS| Updated: Feb 26, 2015, 21:17 PM IST

Colombo: The US has donated de-mining equipment for Sri Lanka`s war-ravaged northern region, the island nation`s government said in a statement Thursday.

Lt. Dave Chesson from the US embassy in Colombo delivered the donated equipment to the Sri Lankan army to assist with the de-mining efforts in the former war-affected areas of the country.

De-mining continues in the country`s north as thousands of civilians who were displaced due to the 30-year conflict are looking at being resettled back home.