According to the Geological Survey and Mines Bureau, this temporary ban will be in effect from tomorrow until the 28th.
The Director General of the Geological Survey and Mines Bureau Dr. C.H.E.R. Siriwardena said during this period complains received regarding sand mining activities in the Trincomalee district would be investigated.
Accordingly, he said investigations would be carried out based on the advice of the parliament advisory committee and media reports.
Therefore, until these investigations have been completed and a decision has been taken, these sand mining permits would be suspended for two weeks.