HDU flail machine working in the Vanni
Mechanical ground preparation in progress in residential area Periyathamapnai Ma

Mechanical Clearence

Demining machines are employed on an ever-widening scale and the choices of machines on the international market continue to expand. Demining machines have been used on mine clearance operations for many years now and have already demonstrated their potential in several areas for significantly increasing output and for making mine clearance a safer activity.

A wide range of demining machines and mechanical systems such as flails, rollers, vegetation cutters, mechanical rakes, armoured front-end loaders, excavators, stone crusher, etc are available and in use in Sri Lanka. It is therefore important that a national standard is produced to provide guidelines and specifications that promote the safe, efficient and effective use of machines in mine clearance operations