Sri Lanka acceded to the Convention on 13 December 2017. The Convention will enter into force for Sri Lanka on 1 June 2018.
Retained Mines (Article 3)
Notwithstanding the obligation to destroy all stockpiled anti-personnel mines, the Convention permits the retention of the minimum number of anti-personnel mines absolutely necessary for the development of and training in mine detection, mine clearance, or mine destruction techniques.
By 28 November 2018, Sri Lanka will be required to report on any stockpiled anti-personnel mines under its ownership or possession, included those it may have retained or will retain for these purposes.
Stockpile Destruction (Article 4)
By 28 November 2018, Sri Lanka will be required to report on any stockpiled anti-personnel mines under its ownership or possession.
Mine Clearance (Article 5)
Sri Lanka is currently undertaking mine clearance activities. By 28 November 2018, however, Sri Lanka will be required to formally report on any mined areas under its jurisdiction or control.
Sri Lanka is one of the 30 States Parties that have indicated having significant numbers – hundreds or thousands – of landmine survivors. Sri Lanka is also a State Party to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
Mine clearance operations in Sri Lanka
Press Release Sri Lanka accedes to the Convention
Snapshots of Sri Lanka at Convention-related activities on Flickr.