The Geological Survey and Mining Bureau (GSMB) is carrying out a special operation to nab those who are engaged in illegal sand mining in Trincomalee district.
The operation was launched from the 28th to 30th of May with the assistance of Sri Lanka Navy and Walana Anti – Corruption unit.
Accordingly, eight persons who engaged in illegal sand mining were arrested during the operation.
Sand mining spots in several areas and licenses for sand mining were checked during the operation.
The objective of this operation is to minimize the environmental damage caused by sand mining.