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.

Victim Assistance

Sri Lanka is also a State Party to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

 




Notice of accession


Sri Lanka's first Article 7 transparency report due in November 2018 

Mine clearance operations in Sri Lanka

Press Release Sri Lanka accedes to the Convention


 Snapshots of Sri Lanka at Convention-related activities on Flickr.