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Saturday, 20 January 2018 - 9:05
Sand racket at Gangewadiya in Wilpattu
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The Department of Forest Conservation has informed the court regarding a group who are engaging in sand mining in the Gangewadiya area destr0ying the buffer areas of Wilpattu Forest Reserve.
 
HIRU CIA on a previous occasion reported the destruction caused to the surrounding areas of Wilpattu under the pretext of resettlement.
 
This particular group had presented a letter issued by the Coast Conservation and Coastal Resource Management permitting them to engage in sand mining in the area.
 
However, the Wildlife Director-General said that it was illegal to engage in such practices.
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