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29 sand mining boats set on fire

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor August 16, 2018 19:05

29 sand mining boats set on fire

29 boats used for sand mining have been set ablaze on the left bank of the Mahaweli River at Manampitiya.

These 29 boats belonging to the Manampitiya Tipper and Sand Company have been set on fire and destroyed in this manner. Residents claimed that this destruction may have been caused by a certain group of saboteurs.

Many living in the surroundings of the Mahaweli River earn their living through sand mining. As such the people said that this may have a severe impact on their jobs. The value of the boats destroyed in the fire has not yet been estimated.

The Polonnaruwa Police have launched an operation in search of the suspects.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor August 16, 2018 19:05