The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) has sent a letter to Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe requesting him to take immediate steps to stop the mega-scale Ilmenite mining in Mannar which is being carried out causing severe environmental pollution.
According to the letter, mining is being carried out across many acres by a large number of private companies using heavy machinery.
In his letter, TNA MP Selvam Adaikalanathan has stated that his Party does not believe all these companies have been issued permits to engage in Ilmenite mining in the area.
He has also pointed out that the particular area has become a huge pit of 500 acres due to these mines which are supported by the politicians.
Accordingly, the TNA has requested the PM to pay his attention to the issue and take immediate steps to stop the ongoing mining activities.