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May 10, 2018

18 illegal gem miners fined (pics) Featured

Police have arrested 18 persons for illegally gem mining at Mahaeliya reserve in Bogawantalawa.

Produced before Hatton district court judge T. Sarawanaraja yesterday (09), they pleaded guilty and were fined Rs. 30,000 each.

Police say the group had cut away the banks of the Belihul Oya and Keselgamu Oya and also destroyed herbal plants endemic to the country.

STF men kept a watch for several days and managed to arrest the illegal miners along with equipment.

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