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* Sri Lanka's Northern PC raises objections to lime stone quarrying in Kilinochchi
Sun, Mar 16, 2014, 07:56 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 16, Jaffna: The Northern Provincial Council (NPC) in Sri Lanka has objected to the quarrying of lime stone in thousands of acres in the Kilinochchi area.

The NPC has objected to permission given by the Geological Survey and Mines Bureau (GSMB) to a private cement company to carry out limestone quarrying in over 4,000 acres of land in Kilinochchi.

The Council says it will lodge a formal complaint on the matter with the Environment Ministry.

Northern Province Minister of Agriculture & Agrarian Services, Animal Husbandry, Irrigation and Environment Ponnuthurai Ayngaranesan told the media that Northern Province Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran will also take up the matter with the central government.

The Chief Minister will raise the matter at district level since the local officials had not been consulted about the environmental impact of the project.

According to reports from the North, permission has been granted to carry out quarrying in Pooneryn and the areas include paddy fields, private and state lands.

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