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Landmines and Security

K.T.M. Hemapala

University of Moratuwa


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Landmines are weapons developed to be disseminated on the ground, or close beneath the soil, and to explode, because of the contact or proximity of a person or a vehicle. There are different types of landmines and their basic classification depends on the disruptive potential. In principle, all were developed for military purpose to create forbidden zones, where the enemy could not enter into certain zones. The Ottawa Convention prohibits landmines use, manufacture, trade and stockpile, and requests their destruction, as the objectives of the armed forces cannot justify the fall-off in the humanitarian disruption. This Convention is promoted by the United Nations and is ratified by several nations. It is also left aside by other ones and, of course, ignored by the population where guerrilla-like warfare is going on. The landmine risk, thereafter, is a typical problem of the under-developed countries. The landmine problem cannot be solved as the technology-driven issue, and throughout understanding of the background framework is required. To such purpose, the present investigation tries to acknowledge the main conditioning peculiarities to reach factual feasibility through the solution appropriateness. The resort to landmine munitions characterises quite special warfare theatres, where the local socio-political implications have historical motivations. The solutions, on merely technical soundness, will not work unless also the implications are removed or neutralised.

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K.T.M. Hemapala

University of Moratuwa

K.T.M. Udayanga Hemapala (M’08) received his B.Sc. (Eng.) degree from University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, in 2004 and his Ph.D. degree from the University of Genova, Italy. He is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka. His research interests are in industrial robotics, distributed generation, power system control, and smart grid.

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