1978 Sri Lanka for Disarmament
Sri Lanka, proposed the first ever United Nations General Assembly Special Session on Disarmament, which was against nuclear weapons, small arms and the arms race in outer space. Jayantha Dhanapala was the Under-Secretary-General on re-establishing the Department of Disarmament. During his tenure he steered the United Nations' role in arresting the proliferation of small arms, landmines, and weapons of mass destruction. Sri Lanka has continuously emphasized the importance of the elimination of nuclear weapons and remains fully committed to the Treaty on Nuclear Non-Proliferation.