Sand mining permits issued in Trincomalee suspended

Sand mining permits issued in Trincomalee have been suspended from tomorrow, the Geological Survey and Mines Bureau (GSMB) said.

GSMB said that sand mining permits issued in Trincomalee will remain suspended until further notice.

The decision was taken following instructions given by President Maithripala Sirisena. (Colombo Gazette)


  1. The above news item is of great importance to the Muslims of Kinniya, in the Trincomalee District. The Muslims of Kinniya do not want to be blamed by the government or the majority community that they are “RAPING” the natural rersources and the Enviornment of the Mahaweli basin in Kandalkaadu, Kinniya. It is the politicians and the son of a politician and the corrupt businessmen/grama niladari’s and the conniving contractors who are at the bottom of this outrageous plunder. The people of Kinniya want then NOT to be blamed. A top level probe will reveal many thruths.
    1. First the Government has to make an audit of how much of sand had been taken away by the culprits involved in this illicit sand mining robbery in the Mahaweli basin near the Kandalkaadu bridge.
    2. The value of that sand has to be recovered from those who have been involved, let it be corrupt businessmen, contractors, government officials, grama sevak niladaari’s or “MUSLIM POLITICIANAS.
    3. The Government, police, Navy, the STF and the Inland Revenue Department and the District Secretariat should probe the activities of the Muslim MP’s (1 deputy minister included) from the district who are alleged to be the master minds of this “Ruthless rape” of the environment in that area and bring them before the “Rule of Law” and forfeit all there illicit earnings, kickbacks and commissions receive from corrupt sand traders involved in this “national robbery”. If the President can launch a vigorous hunt down of the “Drug Trade” in Sri Lanka reaching out to even Dubai, then the President should do the same in bringing to book/bringing before the “RULE OF LAW” all the Muslim Minister’s and politicians in the Mutur-Kinniya district and the Muslim Minister suspected of having been supporting this “Sand Mafia Ring” who have “RAPED” and destroyed the “NATURAL ENVORONMENT” of the Mahaweli River Banks in the Kandalkaadu bridge area on the A. 15 Trincomalee – Batticola Highway. The President must have the same guts to do this too, Insha Allah.
    Noor Nizam, Convener – “The Muslim Voice”.


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