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Moving Towards a Mine Impact-Free Sri Lanka

  • HC-8, US Capitol Building (map)

Dear Colleague,

On behalf of the bipartisan Congressional UXO/Demining Caucus, we are pleased to invite your staff to a briefing on mine removal efforts in Sri Lanka. This briefing will shed light on an important U.S. foreign assistance program and post-conflict reconstruction. Come hear about the steps being taken to create a mine impact-free Sri Lanka.  This briefing will be held on Thursday, March 14th from 11:30-12:30 in Room HC-8 of the Capitol Building. This event will feature speakers from the HALO Trust, representatives from the Department of State’s Weapons Removal and Abatement Office, the Embassy of Sri Lanka, and MAG America.  A light lunch will be provided in accordance with Congressional Ethics rules. Please RSVP here

Endorsed by several humanitarian organizations, the Caucus advocates for the support of life-saving programs that protect communities and serve U.S. security, economic, and political interests abroad. The Caucus has a global interest, as U.S. UXO and mine removal programs have been implemented in more than 100 countries since 1993. Current operations span 45 countries, including in Afghanistan, Angola, Armenia, Cambodia, Colombia, Iraq, Kosovo, Laos, Sri Lanka, Syria, and Ukraine.

To join the caucus, please contact Laura Wilson (laura.wilson@mail.house.gov) in Rep. Johnson’s office or Heather Melançon (heather.melancon@mail.house.gov) in Rep. Speier’s office.

Sincerely,

Bill Johnson

Member of Congress

Co-Chair, Congressional UXO/Demining Caucus   

 

Jackie Speier

Member of Congress

Co-Chair, Congressional UXO/Demining Caucus