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The National Gem and Jewelry Authority (NGJA) is to tap heavy and bigger gem stones through deep mining called Primary Insitu Deposit for Sapphire Mining (PISM) which is a new vista in gem mining in Sri Lanka, Environment Minister Anura Priyadharshana Yapa said today. (SAJ)

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  • ish Monday, 25 October 2010 12:15 PM

    that's not a mine.. its a crater!!!

    knight rider Tuesday, 26 October 2010 03:32 AM

    doesn't this project harm the environment ?

    Calistus Jayatilleke Tuesday, 26 October 2010 02:31 AM

    Another gold "Mine" for the Ministers to make some more money. They will anyyway strip the whole country of its natural and other resources before they call it a day

    sw Monday, 25 October 2010 03:05 PM

    Another opportunity fr the ministers to make some fast buck, like the Liquor Permits and Vehicle Permits they will get Mining Permits which they can sell.

    green alliance Monday, 25 October 2010 02:20 PM

    this is the most useless minster in the recent history of environment ministry. Go Home!!!!

    Jay Monday, 25 October 2010 02:08 PM

    We have some real idiots as Ministers.

    Izy Monday, 25 October 2010 01:23 PM

    Yapa's mind shud be mined,

    Tintin Monday, 25 October 2010 12:36 PM


    No more boat people then...can go thru the tunnel :P

    Obelix Monday, 25 October 2010 12:25 PM

    Living in a fools paradise!!

    mallie Monday, 25 October 2010 12:15 PM

    if they mine thro the middle can end up in USA. A real mine!

    willows Monday, 25 October 2010 11:16 AM

    who will get the cut???

    sltk2004 Monday, 25 October 2010 12:09 PM

    Oil, nuclear energy, standardized time. Now deep mining. Hmm...

    Hasiya Monday, 25 October 2010 11:56 AM

    This should be done with extreme care!! Otherwise it would damage the environment severely...

    manmohan singh Monday, 25 October 2010 11:50 AM

    This government is gonna suck the whole country before they loose end of this president term !

    Sampath Monday, 25 October 2010 11:36 AM

    Do not give the publicity. Do it secret.

    Above the crowd Mr. Monday, 25 October 2010 11:36 AM

    Dig deep, there will be skeletons too in Ratnapura area.

    malkanthi Monday, 25 October 2010 11:27 AM

    What a unique idea. can expect more landslides in the future.

    Obelix Monday, 25 October 2010 11:22 AM

    Deep mining. Just saw the 33 mines miraculously rescued in Chile. Can Sri Lanka handle such emergencies? The hole at Galle Road, Dehiwala is there for the last two years.

    lish Monday, 25 October 2010 11:20 AM

    Another Drama...

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