Special squad to bust illegal sand mining in Malwathu Oya

Thursday, 19 January 2017 - 7:16


A special squad was deployed by the Vavuniya Police to stop the large scale illegal sand mining racket in Malwathu Oya in Silawathura area in Batticaloa.

This was as a result of the raids made over several days. Several arrests were also made with regard to the incident last year.

Officials said that 50 to 100 sand tippers are transported from the Malwathu Oya.

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