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Off shore sand sale - Sri Lanka Land Development Corporation

River sand has been the most widely used fine aggregates in Sri Lanka and over-exploitation of river sand to meet the demand has led to various harmful consequences such as increase in the depth of the river bed, lowering of the water table, and salinity intrusion into the rivers.

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Sri Lanka : Sri Lanka Navy personnel injured in attack by sand mining

* Sri Lanka Navy personnel injured in attack by sand mining racketeers Tue, Jan 29, 2019, 10:45 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka. Jan 29, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy personnel engaged in operations to prevent illegal sand excavation have come under attack by the sand mining racketeers today.

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Sand mining in Manampitiya: Concerns over unregulated mining

Residents in Polonnaruwa raised concerns over the unregulated sand mining at the Manampitiya sand dune conducted with the blessings of key government politicians. They claimed the issue prevailed for some time and had now become worse with the interference of key government politicians.

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Do not issue sand-mining permits without conducting field

2020. 12. 15. · Environment Minister Mahinda Amaraweera has instructed the Geological Survey and Mines Bureau (GSMB) to enforce the decision not to issue mining permits without a field inspection as the sand and soil-mining racket in coconut lands is on the rise, the Environment Ministry stated in a press release, yesterday. He was speaking at the bureau’s annual ceremony …

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Sri Lanka: Journalist covering illegal sand mining

Free Media Movement calls on Sri Lanka authorities to investigate the attack against Derana TV journalist Indunil Wijenayake who was investigating an illegal sand mining operation in Monaragala. This statement was originally published on on 5 October 2020.

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sustainable river sand mining in sri lanka by dr l h p

Policy Options for Sustainable River Sand Mining. Policy Options for Sustainable River Sand Mining in Sri Lanka L.H.P. Gunaratne July, 2010 . Comments should be sent to: Dr. L.H.P. Gunaratne, Department of Agricultural Economics and Business Management, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya 20400, Sri Lanka.

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We are a reputed Sand Mining Company in Sri Lanka, With over 10 Years Experience in the field. Our Fleet Consists more than 15 daily driven vehicles.

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Licenses & Procedures - Geological Survey & Mines Bureau

Under the Mines & Minerals Act No. 33 of 1992, the GSMB issues three types of licenses, i.e., Exploration, Mining, Trading and Transport. Details of these licenses are as follows: Exploration licenses (EL) An Exploration license grants the license-holder the exclusive right to explore for all mineral categories authorized by the license.

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Curbing Illegal Sand Mining in Sri Lanka - WIN - Water Integrity Network

2013. 10. 8. · Sand mining can lead to the degradation of river beds, erosion of banks, deterioration of water quality, reduction of ground-water availability, reduction of crops yields… In Sri Lanka, it has been convincingly proven that excessive sand mining aggravated the impact of the 2004 tsunami.

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Presidential Task Force to reduce taxes on sand mining

The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on the exploitation of geological resources for prioritised development projects was planning to reduce taxes levied on sand mining permits, the Environment Ministry said. The PTF had decided to re-issue permits for sand mining in Kalu Ganga for a short period.

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Jan 26, 2021 · COLOMBO (News 1st): A special team from the Geological Survey and Mines Bureau has left for the Marawila area to investigate reports of sand mining, the bureau said on Tuesday (Jan. 26). This is...

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Environmental Toll on Northern Sri Lanka due to uncontrolled Sand Mining

Uncontrolled Sand mining in the mainland at Kilinochchi has considerably reduced land used for paddy cultivation as seen in this photo taken driving to A9 from Poonaryn. Whereas, it is a simple rule to follow on sand mining be it along the coastal sand reefs or inland in river sides, it should not exceed the rate of resupply of sand from the sea or from upstream of the river.

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Presidential Task Force to reduce taxes on sand mining – The

1 day ago · Earlier, the Geological Survey and Mines Bureau banned sand mining in the area. Then Environment Ministry yesterday said that 246 mining permits issued for sand mining in the area would be extended. These permits were suspended from 31 December 2020 after people in Kalutara faced a shortage of drinking water due to the rising sea water along ...

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Sand mining in coconut plantations: Ministry to act against

Last week, when the Ministerial Consultative Committee on Environment met in Parliament, the effects of sand mining on the coconut yields in recent times were discussed. Ministry of Environment Secretary Dr. Anil Jasinghe, speaking to The Morning, said: “It is reported that sand mining is taking place on a larger scale within the coconut plantations located in the North …

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Curbing Unregulated River Sand Mining in Sri Lanka

2018. 12. 17. · 1 Curbing Unregulated River Sand Mining in Sri Lanka Attributable Impact • Improved river sand mining regulation and enforcement has directly benefitted over 300,000 people Background As the world’s cities experience rapid growth, the global construction industry has been expanding

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