ILLEGAL DOLOMITE MINE RAIDED

ILLEGAL DOLOMITE MINE RAIDED

ILLEGAL DOLOMITE MINE RAIDED

Written by Zulfick Farzan

13 Jan, 2021 | 7:02 pm

Colombo (News 1st); Geological Survey and Mines Bureau raided an illegal Dolomite mine which was operating in Pallebedda, Embilipitiya.

GSMB Chairman Anura Walpola speaking to News 1st said the timely detection of the illegal mine prevented massive environmental destruction.

He said the mine had moved around 60 meters inside a mountain in a very unsafe and dangerous manner, adding when the rain took place around 06 Tipper Truck filled with mined dolomite were at the premises.

Had the mine operated unnoticed, the Udawalawa and Samanala Wewa reservoirs would be threatened, he added.

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