Sand mining permits in Trincomalee suspended

The Geological Survey and Mines Bureau has stated that , all sand mining permits within the Trincomalee District have been suspended until further notice with effect from tomorrow.

According to the Geological Survey and Mines Bureau, steps have been taken to suspend all sand mining activities in the district for two weeks.

This decision has been taken on the instructions of the President to conduct a special investigation with regard to allegations of various anomalies and irregularities when issuing sand mining permits stated the chairman Asela Iddawela.

After the investigations, permission will be granted to carry out sand mining activities for proper permits from 1st of next month.

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