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Traditional carpentry sheds will not be banned

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By ITN News Editor June 8, 2019 19:09

Traditional carpentry sheds will not be banned

The Ministry of Mahaweli development and Environment states that traditional carpentry sheds will not be banned and only mobile timber mills will be proscribed. The gazette no. 1891 / 26 on registration of carpentry shops and property issued on December 2014 by President Maithripala Sirisena as then subject minister, is scheduled to be amended. Accordingly traditional carpentry sheds will not be banned but mobile timber mills is scheduled to be banned after 31st December 2022. About 300 mobile timber mills have been registered island wide so far.

Issuing a statement the Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment states only such timber mills will be proscribed by the gazette notification to be issued. Permits will not be issued after 31st December 2022 to continue the registered mobile timber mills and the certificates of registration of timber businesses will be automatically cancelled. The Ministry has emphasized that the gazette scheduled to be issued will not be an obstacle to engage in traditional carpentry if timber is obtained legally.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor June 8, 2019 19:09