Mannaar Tamil village faces extinction due to illegal sand mining

[TamilNet, Monday, 18 October 2010, 08:49 GMT]
Oalaiththoduvaay, a traditional Tamil village on the coast of Mannaar district faces extinction due to illegal sand mining by a group of Sinhala men from the southern province. A Sinhala man who had bought a piece of land in Oalaiththoduvaay has allowed illegal sand mining. Residents of the village said that if the transport of sand in large number of tippers is allowed the village will be facing sea erosion that could wipe out the village.

Though the residents of the village on seeing the illegally excavated sand ready to be transported had complained to the police no action has been taken to stop the sand being taken away.

 

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