Aerial survey of mineral resources in SL

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Sri Lanka will start an aerial survey of its mineral resources, said Geological Survey and Mines Bureau chairman Dr. M.J. Wijayananda. A South African company had been selected through a tender procedure to conduct the survey.

The survey will cost $ 17 million and is expected to take one and half years. The necessary funds have been requested from the Treasury. The survey is to begin early next year.

This is the first aerial survey to be carried out since the 1950 s. A geological survey was due to be done in 1995 but was not -- on account of the war, said Dr. Wijayananda.

Anuradhapura and Hambantota will be the first districts to be surveyed due to the concerns about the alleged presence of arsenic in the soil, said Dr. Wijayananda. (ISA)

  Comments - 8

  • Reeri Yaka Monday, 03 September 2012 10:42 AM

    Can this survey locate hidden treasures also ?

    Seriously Tuesday, 04 September 2012 03:10 AM

    what do you think was coming out of the sea in panadura ??? apple juice ? dont insult the leadership dude...

    senavi Monday, 03 September 2012 12:00 PM

    again foreign expertise with all matters of technology and science. Another example our long investment in higher education has not resulted in much benefit to the economy

    TOTO Monday, 03 September 2012 04:05 AM

    Are you sure, there is no corruption occurred in the tendering system?

    Em Monday, 03 September 2012 04:26 AM

    Where is the oil??

    Ran banda Monday, 03 September 2012 02:59 PM

    Thank god the son's can start a new company and make more money!!!

    bernardwijeyasingha Monday, 03 September 2012 07:27 PM

    I wonder if such a survey would also show buried archeological sites yet unknown.

    mohan Monday, 03 September 2012 09:32 AM

    no need for new Aerial survey , china and India all ready have data (satellite survey ) , try to by the data from them or start mining on places they are interested :)

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