Willachiya residents say illegal sand-miners cause damage to elephant fences

Willachiya residents say illegal sand-miners cause damage to elephant fences

Willachiya residents say illegal sand-miners cause damage to elephant fences

Written by Tharushan Fernando

15 Oct, 2016 | 10:12 pm

Residents of Willachiya in Anuradhapura charge that elephants have been encroaching on their lands due to damages caused to the elephant fence by illegal sand miners.

A group of racketeers have been engaging in illegal sand mining for quite some time in the Gangarawa area in Morada. Residents charge that these racketeers have damaged the electric fence in the area in order to make way for their tractors.

The residents also charge that civil defence force personnel deployed in the area are also involved in the racket.

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