Fourth Review Conference of the States Parties to the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban
Convention was held in Oslo on 25-29 November 2019. More than 600
representatives from state parties, observer countries and civil society were
present at the conference.
The delegation from Sri Lanka comprised
Ambassador/Permanent Representative & Consul General of the Permanent Mission in Geneva, Mr. A.L.A. Azeez, Ambassador to Norway Mrs. Arusha Cooray, Second Secretary Mrs. Samanmali
Atalugama and Deputy Director National Mine Action Centre, Mrs. Jeladeepan. A
general statement and statement under International Cooperation and Assistance
were delivered by Ambassador Azeez and one under Gender by Mrs Jeladeepan.
Ambassador Azeez and Mrs Jeladeepan congratulated the President of the Mine Ban
Treaty and Norway for the effective leadership given to the review process. Ambassador Azeez stated that through
sustained national efforts at mine risk education, Sri Lanka had succeeded in
bringing civilian casualties of landmines to zero by 2018 and was next in line
to achieving mine-free status. The delegation also visited PRIO and met with
Professor Henrik Urdal.