The Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to the United Nations in New York deposited the instrument of accession to the Convention on Cluster Munitions (CCM) at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on 1st March 2018.
President Maithripala Sirisena, as the Minister of Defence, obtained the approval of the Cabinet of Ministers to accede to the Convention.
Sri Lanka’s accession to the Convention is a reflection of the country’s recognition of the widespread and long-term impact of such weapons and their negative consequences for economic and social development, particularly in former conflict affected areas. It also signifies Sri Lanka’s continuous commitment to multilateral efforts in the field of disarmament.
The CCM addresses the humanitarian consequences and unacceptable harm caused to civilians by cluster munitions, through a categorical prohibition and a framework for action.
Sri Lanka is the 103rd State Party to the CCM.
Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to the United Nations
2nd March 2018