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Sri Lanka: Mannaar Tamil village faces extinction due to illegal sand mining

Oct 18, 2010 5:03:17 AM - yahoo.com
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 ...