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Thursday, 24 May 2012 - 8:28
Gold mining in Kelani River halted
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The Geological Survey and Mines Bureau have taken measures to stop Gold mining in the Kelani River.

Chairman of the Bureau N G Wijayananda stated that the police and district secretary will take steps to stop the mining.

He added that measures will also be taken to educate the public.

The residents of Pugoda and Kumarimulla began mining gold in the Kelani River after reports were received of gold diluted in the river water.

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