Geological Survey and Mines Bureau stated that Over 300 licences were issued yesterday for gold mining in the Kelani River.
Chairman of the Bureau Dr N P Wijeyananda observed that issuing of licenses commenced last morning.
He noted that the identity, residence and Grama Niladari officer's letter produced by the applicant were considered when issuing the licences. He noted that the licence is valid for three months.
Speaking to our news team he had this to say……..