Committee to regulate sand excavation in Vadamaradchi

[TamilNet, Sunday, 02 November 2003, 04:25 GMT]
Civil organizations in Vadamaradchi east division in the Jaffna district have lifted the nearly one month old ban on removing sand from Manalkadu and other villages in the division for construction works in the peninsula. However, a seven-member committee has been appointed by these civil organizations to identify site for removal of sand and to regulate the transport of sand from the division, civil sources said.

Hence the lifting of the ban on the sand removal, construction work suspended due to shortage of sand is expected to resume in the district, sources said.

About five hundred tractors, lorries and other vehicles are now engaged daily in removing sand to all parts of the district for building construction and renovation works, civil sources said.

Meanwhile, Vadamaradchi east division civil organizations have made representations to the Sri Lankan government authorities concerned to resume providing dry ration relief to about two hundred fisher folk families in remote and coastal areas, sources said.


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