Last Updated : 03-09-2014 10:03

 

 
 

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)



 
 

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-0+13 # TOTO 2012-09-03 09:35
Are you sure, there is no corruption occurred in the tendering system?
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-1+12 # Em 2012-09-03 09:56
Where is the oil??
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-0+3 # Seriously 2012-09-04 08:40
what do you think was coming out of the sea in panadura ??? apple juice ? dont insult the leadership dude...
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-1+9 # mohan 2012-09-03 15:02
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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-0+8 # Reeri Yaka 2012-09-03 16:12
Can this survey locate hidden treasures also ?
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-0+12 # senavi 2012-09-03 17:30
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
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-0+5 # Ran banda 2012-09-03 20:29
Thank god the son's can start a new company and make more money!!!
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-0+3 # bernardwijeyasingha 2012-09-04 00:57
I wonder if such a survey would also show buried archeological sites yet unknown.
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