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Mining industry is being improved

Sep 14, 2010 8:11:18 AM - itnnews.lk

Urgent measures are being taken to uplift the mining industry. Deputy Minister Jayaratne Herath said that an insurance benefit scheme will also be introduced for the miners.

The Deputy Minister said an insurance scheme will be introduced for the workers and the staff to receive money during illness. The mines will also be developed to increase the foreign exchange earned.

He made this reference at an inspection tour of the graphite mines at Kahatagaha in Dodangaslanda and Bogala. The Deputy Minister pointed out that the aim of the Government is to create a large number of job opportunities.