| ||7 Dec ||On 07 Dec at a function was organised by College of Military Engineering, Pune. Horizon donated physiotherapy equipment worth Rs Two Lacs for treatment of mentally challenged children.|
| ||5 Dec ||Horizon donated one ambulance to Sahyadri Hospital, Pune. Income generated will be transferred to `Samvedana' another charitable trust for medical assistance to the needy.|
| ||30 Nov ||Work on Thomaspuri Minefield VA-130 (NH-8 Area C) which was started on 11 Nov 05 had to be suspended due to heavy rains and water logging.|
| ||26 Nov ||A cheque of Sri Lankan Rs 70,000/- was handed over to GA Mannar. This is the first installment for setting up of two grocery shops and a tailor shop for distributing the amount to three mine affected individuals of Vankalai village.|
| ||25 Nov ||Clearance of Thamaspuri Minefield VA-130 (NH-8, Areas A and B) was completed on 11 Nov. Total 70,414 sq mtrs of area was cleared and handed over to Government Agent, Mannar; on 15 Nov 05. 28 Anti personal mines, three UXOs and one loose detonator were recovered from this minefield.|
| ||23 Nov ||Vankalai Sea Site Minefield (VA-191) was cleared between 22 Sep and 27 Oct 05. Total 9274 sq mtrs area was released to Government Agent, Mannar; on 23 Nov 05. 92 Anti personal mines and one loose detonator were recovered from this site and destroyed.|
| ||18 Oct ||Sri Lankan news paper `Daily Mirror' published on article titled 'Reclaiming the Paddy Fields and Laughter' covering the demining work of HORIZON. Details could be seen on the following site :-|
| ||19 Sep-22 Sep || Maj Gen (Rted) SG Pitre, (Chairman) attended the Eighth International Meeting on Mine action at Geneva.|
| ||12 Sep || Mechanical Ground Impactor System (MGIS) developed by HORIZON inducted for field trials in Sri Lanka.|
| ||31 Aug ||Clearance of Thomaspari mine field VA 130 (HM-7) in Mannar district was completed on 24 Aug 2005. An area of 1,04,115 sq m has been cleared. 822 Anti personal mines, 5 UXOs and 21 other items were removed and destroyed. The land has been released to Government Agent, Mannar.|
| ||29 Aug ||Horizon donated Sri Lankan Rs 1,00,000/- to Rewata Children's Home.|
| ||27 Aug ||HORIZON is now ISO 9001-2000 certified organization|
| ||8 Aug-9 Aug ||Lead Auditor carried out the audit at the project site for ISO certification.|
| ||11 Jul ||Members of Mine Awareness Trust (MAT) visited the project site.|
| ||7 Jun ||Final trials of MGIS carried out at Nasik. Equipment found suitable for employement and decision taken to induct in Sri Lanka.|
| ||31 May ||Clearance of Thomaspuri minefield, which was suspended due to heavy water logging in Dec 2004 completed and handed over to GA, Mannar.|
Area Cleared - 112240 Sq Mtrs.
Anti-personnel mines - 1029.
Anti-tank mines - Three.
UXOs - Eight and
Loose detonators - 142.
| ||23 May ||Director Operations joined the correspondence course being conducted by UNITAR.|
| ||15 May ||Demining with local deminers commenced. Strength of expatriates reduced to 11.|
| ||1 May ||NSCMA issued instructions that locals be employed on demining task and number of expatriates reduced to supervisory staff only. Accordingly 30 locals were selected and their training commenced.|
| ||24 Mar ||A revision of SOP apropos the training in REDS undertaken.|
| ||16 Feb ||Documentary film of HORIZON activities released.|
| ||1 Feb ||Demining team inducted. Composition|
Deminers - 32 and
Administrative Staff - Eight.
| ||30 Jan ||Funding for the demining project for the year approved by Royal Norwegian Embassy.|
| ||22 Jan-29 Jan ||Training of Team Leaders (Train the Trainers) conducted at Vavuniya by experts under the agies of Norwegian People's Alliance(NPA). Training aimed at mastering the Rakes Excavation Demining System (REDS).|