‘Major sand, soil rackets underway in North’

2019-12-15 at 07:15

Tamil National Alliance Parliamentarian Dharmalingam Siddharthan has forwarded a letter to the President urging the Head of State to promptly address and resolve the serious environmental harm that has commenced in the Northern Province following the government’s decision to do away with permits to transport sand, stones and soil.

The MP claimed that along with the abolishment of the relevant permit, a number of unscrupulous groups have freely begun to launch large scale sand and soil rackets in the Northern Province.

The letter sent to the President by the Siddharthan stressed that as a result the Northern Province will face significant environmental damage within a short span of time.

The MP urged the President to strengthen laws governing the transport of sand and soil.