SL endorses Nuclear Weapons Prohibition Treaty
Colombo (LNW): Becoming the 69th state to join hands with the international community against nuclear weaponry, Sri Lanka has officially endorsed the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW).
The island nation was not just a passive observer but actively contributed to discussions leading up to the United Nations-led Nuclear Weapons Prohibition Treaty, which was ratified on July 7, 2017, in New York.
Notably, Sri Lanka was one of the 122 nations that voiced their support through a positive vote.
In a significant ceremony linked to the 78th World Assembly session in New York, Sri Lanka’s Foreign Minister Ali Sabry formally submitted the necessary paperwork for this crucial agreement.
This Treaty aims to ban any activities associated with the creation, testing, storage, or possession of nuclear arms or related explosive devices.