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  • Ilmenite Mining in Sri Lanka – Destructive of the
    Ilmenite Mining in Sri Lanka – Destructive of the

    1 day ago The people of the locality are wild with anger that when Sri Lanka has 12 potential sites for mining, it is the Tamil areas of the Northeast that are to be mined causing extensive devastation of the environment as pointed out by environmentalists. As a result of the restrictions on sand exploitation placed by the district administration, the

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  • Policy Options for Sustainable River Sand Mining in Sri Lanka
    Policy Options for Sustainable River Sand Mining in Sri Lanka

    Abstract. This study investigates policy options for sustainable river sand mining in Sri Lanka that minimize environmental degradation while meeting the requirements of the construction industry and local people. Four separate economic analyses are undertaken: comparison of the annual costs and benefits of selected mining sites, analysis of

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  • Sri Lanka: Journalist covering illegal sand mining
    Sri Lanka: Journalist covering illegal sand mining

    Oct 06, 2020 Free Media Movement calls on Sri Lanka authorities to investigate the attack against Derana TV journalist Indunil Wijenayake who was investigating an illegal sand mining operation in Monaragala. This statement was originally published on fmmsrilanka.lk on 5

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  • Suitability of the coastal waters of Sri Lanka for
    Suitability of the coastal waters of Sri Lanka for

    Mar 08, 2014 In Sri Lanka, the total demand for sand is about 12,000,000 m 3 per year with a demand growth projected to increase by 10 % every year. However, Sri Lanka’s construction industry seems to face a shortage of sand if offshore sand mining is not promoted as a viable alternative and over-exploitation of river sand may lead to more significant damage to rivers

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  • NCGMining.lk – Sand Distribution Services
    NCGMining.lk – Sand Distribution Services

    We are a reputed Sand Mining Company in Sri Lanka, With over 10 Years Experience in the field. Our Fleet Consists more than 15 daily driven vehicles. Do you reduce Sand on the way ?

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  • Sri Lanka : Permits to be issued for sand mining in
    Sri Lanka : Permits to be issued for sand mining in

    May 31, 2018 * Permits to be issued for sand mining in Mahaweli River from June 6 Thu, May 31, 2018, 10:11 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka. May 31, Colombo: The Geological Survey and Mines Bureau (GSMB) has decided to issue permission for sand mining in Mahaweli from 06th June

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  • Environmental politics of sand mining in Sri Lanka | Daily FT
    Environmental politics of sand mining in Sri Lanka | Daily FT

    Jul 31, 2020 Environmental politics of sand mining in Sri Lanka. Friday, 31 July 2020 00:00 - - 660. In the mining industry, the wider policy concerns in terms of over exploitation of minerals such as sand without sustainable measures to restore and rehabilitate the mines, depict such rent-seeking behaviour. Against such a backdrop, dispensing environmental

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  • Mineral sands industry in Sri Lanka and value addition
    Mineral sands industry in Sri Lanka and value addition

    Apr 30, 2014 The Sri Lanka Minerals Yearbook 2013 in Table 8c has reported that as at June 30, 2012, the number of valid exploration licences issued is 34 covering an area of 1156 square kilometres and the

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  • Sri Lanka: Mining, Minerals and Fuel Resources
    Sri Lanka: Mining, Minerals and Fuel Resources

    Nov 06, 2012 Sri Lanka has many industrial minerals such as dolomite, feldspar, ball clay, kaolin, calcite, gemstones, mica, mineral sands, graphite, limestone, phosphate rock, quartz, and silica sand. In 2011, the country did not produce any metals or crude oil. It relied on imported petroleum for refining. The map of Sri Lanka

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  • Impacts of riverine sand mining on freshwater ecosystems
    Impacts of riverine sand mining on freshwater ecosystems

    Feb 05, 2020 Sand mining (used here as a generic term that includes mining of any riverine aggregates regardless of particle size) is a global activity that is receiving increasing media attention due to perceived negative environmental and social impacts. ... with increased intrusion reported in the Kaluganga estuary in Sri Lanka (Ratnayake, Silva

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  • CeyQuartz Mines | High Purity Quartz Mines In Sri Lanka
    CeyQuartz Mines | High Purity Quartz Mines In Sri Lanka

    CeyQuartz is a mining and mineral processing company manufacturing the highest quality of high purity quartz sand and silica products for the Americas, Europe, Middle East, and Asia. CeyQuartz Mines | High Purity Quartz Mines In Sri Lanka

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  • The Sand Mining In Kalu Ganga Environmental Sciences Essay
    The Sand Mining In Kalu Ganga Environmental Sciences Essay

    04. Indiscriminate river sand mining in Sri Lanka has caused a number of environmental problems such as erosion of river banks, destruction of bridges and roads, sea water intrusion to the coconut and paddy lands, and deterioration of river water quality used for

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  • Mineral sands extraction project in Oluvil: Worrisome
    Mineral sands extraction project in Oluvil: Worrisome

    Mar 03, 2021 Dailymirror.lk – Sri Lanka 24 Hours Online Breaking News : News, Politics, Video, Finance, Business, Sports, Entertainment, Travel, sri lanka news,sri lanka latest news, latest breaking news

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  • 8. Sri Lankan environment - SlideShare
    8. Sri Lankan environment - SlideShare

    Mining impacts on the environment • Sand mining takes place in many downstream rivers such as the Mahaweli, Kelani, Kalu, Nilwala and Maha Oya Rivers etc. • Sand from rivers is necessary to maintain the sandy beaches of Sri Lanka, which attract many foreign tourists

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  • LEGAL ISSUES OF SAND MINING IN SRI LANKA - Ejustice
    LEGAL ISSUES OF SAND MINING IN SRI LANKA - Ejustice

    Apr 11, 2020 Hence, the substantial issues of sand mining need to be eradicated or controlled. It is eroding river deltas, damaging coastlines, lowering ground water levels, hurt marine life, causes landslides, drought, flooding, degrade sediment in rivers and coastal areas in Sri Lanka. Therefore, the requirement of providing sand for construction and

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  • Sand Mining at Suduwella – Environment Foundation
    Sand Mining at Suduwella – Environment Foundation

    Sand Mining at Suduwella. Category: Interventions, Mining and Mineral Extraction. Located within the intermediate zone of Sri Lanka and about 6km away from western coastline, Suduwella is an area rich in Silica sand. It is also an important agricultural land as this area falls within the Coconut Triangle of the island

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  • Maha Oya Sand Mining To Affect Millions - BIODIVERSITY SRI
    Maha Oya Sand Mining To Affect Millions - BIODIVERSITY SRI

    Jul 14, 2016 The coastal stretch from Negombo to Chilaw has been identified as the most eroded coastline in Sri Lanka by the Coastal Zone Management Plan in 2006, of which between 80 and 85 per cent of the degradation is attributed to exacerbated sand mining in the Maha Oya

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  • Reports on sand mining off Batticaloa seas false: MoD
    Reports on sand mining off Batticaloa seas false: MoD

    Dec 25, 2021 Reports on sand mining off Batticaloa seas false: MoD. COLOMBO (News 1st); The Ministry of Defence has denied reports published on alleged mining in the seas off the coast of Batticaloa by a barge

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  • Impact of river sand mining on environment by Dulanjali
    Impact of river sand mining on environment by Dulanjali

    Dec 26, 2013 Special attention goes to Acid Mine Drainage (AMD) There are 103 river basins in Sri Lanka The situation is more severe in certain major rivers including Kalu Ganga, Walawe ganga, Kelani ganga , Nilwala ganga , Deduru Oya, Ma Oya and Kirindi Oya The Impact on River Sand Mining on Environment W.A.Dulanjali M. Wijethilake

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  • Environmental Toll on Northern Sri Lanka due to
    Environmental Toll on Northern Sri Lanka due to

    Mar 08, 2020 Sri Lanka sliding into negative territory in terms of economic development due the three decades long civil-war is facing many more environmental hazards caused by nature such as floods and droughts. Impacts of which could be reduced considerably if authorities control mining and deforestation that is taking place in many parts of th e country

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  • (PDF) Mineral Resources of Sri Lanka
    (PDF) Mineral Resources of Sri Lanka

    Sri Lanka's largest mineral sand deposit occurs in Pulmoddai, and the surrounding area of the mineral sand deposit has been identified as a high natural background radiation area

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  • Maha Oya Sand Mining To Affect Millions, Sri Lanka
    Maha Oya Sand Mining To Affect Millions, Sri Lanka

    Jul 10, 2016 Excessive sand mining activities in the Maha Oya river had caused reduction of sand supply to the coastline, breaking the natural sand equilibrium of the beaches, a study reveals. The coastal stretch from Negombo to Chilaw has been identified as the most eroded coastline in Sri Lanka, of which between 80 and 85 per cent of the degradation is

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  • Mechanised Sand Mining in Maha Oya – Environment
    Mechanised Sand Mining in Maha Oya – Environment

    In Sri Lanka, laws and regulations on river sand mining are governed by the Mines and Minerals Act No. 33 of 1992 as amended in 2009. The Geological Survey and Mines Bureau (GSMB) and relevant Division Secretariats are authorized to issue permits or licenses to persons involved in mining activities

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  • Mechanized Sand Mining in the Maha Oya, Sri Lanka | EJAtlas
    Mechanized Sand Mining in the Maha Oya, Sri Lanka | EJAtlas

    Aug 16, 2016 Maha Oya river is one of the main sources of sand for the increasing needs in construction materials by Sri Lanka. River sand mining has high environmental and social impacts. Local EJOs succeeded in forcing the government in regulating the activity

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  • Sand Dunes and Beaches – IUCN
    Sand Dunes and Beaches – IUCN

    Sand mining and resultant erosion of sand dunes: Large scale sand mining in the east and west coast of Sri Lanka removes 500 – 1000 and 150,000m3 /km/year respectively. Any removal of sand – inland or on the beach – affects sand dunes

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  • River sand mining and associated environmental
    River sand mining and associated environmental

    In Sri Lanka, the sand required for construction purposes has traditionally been obtained by mining sand deposits in rivers. Increasing use of mechanized extraction in the late 1990s has

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  • (PDF) River sand mining and associated
    (PDF) River sand mining and associated

    The Nilwala and Ginganga rivers are the main rivers in southern Sri Lanka that are suffering from both illegal and excessive sand mining. However, other rivers in

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  • Sri Lanka Army to investigate illegal sand mining
    Sri Lanka Army to investigate illegal sand mining

    Jan 03, 2020 Sri Lanka Army to investigate illegal sand mining. Colombo (News 1st): Co-Cabinet Spokesperson Minister Ramesh Pathirana said the Cabinet has approved a proposal to handover complaints regarding

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  • WATER INTEGRITY IN ACTION Curbing Illegal
    WATER INTEGRITY IN ACTION Curbing Illegal

    As seen in Figure 1, sand mining is a common practice in Sri Lanka too, where the construction industry recorded annual growth of 9.3 per cent in 2010. The share of construction in Sri Lanka’s GDP consistently increased from 6.1 per cent in 2002 to 7.6 per cent in 2010

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  • Together for Justice Sand Mining in Sri Lanka
    Together for Justice Sand Mining in Sri Lanka

    Mar 13, 2017 The project is mining sand off the coast of Negombo, a major city north of Colombo, for the purposes of building the Port City island. The project is dredging the sea bed to collect 60 million cubic meters of sand, which is nearly 16 billion gallons

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