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Sunday, 30 September 2012 - 7:53
11 arrested for attempted gem mining near Chandrika Wewa
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A heated situation arose in the vicinity of Chandrika Wewa in Embilipitiya last afternoon.

This was following rumours that soil that was removed by a construction company in the area had contained certain valuable minerals.

Around 500 persons had attempted to obtain the soil that was placed near the tank bunt.

Police Media Spokesperson SSP Ajith Rohana stated that 11 persons had to be arrested and the situation was brought under control.

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