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Army to investigate illegal sand mining

The Cabinet has approved a proposal by Environment Minister S M Chandrasena to investigate complaints of illegal sand mining.

Co-Cabinet Spokesman Minister Ramesh Pathirana said the investigations will be carried out by the Army.

Complaints have been received from the general public after a recent Cabinet decision to remove the permit on the transportation of sand, clay and soil, he said.

Pathirana also urged the general public to pass on any information of illegal mining in their local areas to the relevant authorities without any hesitation.

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