The four men had claimed they were heading to Wadduwa from Panadura to fix SLT telecom lines but had instead stolen the cables.The four suspects are residents of Kalutara and Panadura. The Wadduwa police are conducting investigations. (Colombo Gazette) The police have arrested four Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) employees fo stealing cables belonging to the company.According to the police media unit, the four employees had been arrested after they stole the cables in Wadduwa.
GHH, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of heavy vehicles for mining, tunnelling and special civil engineering, is focusing on Turkey as a growing market: An extensive cooperation with the regional partner Foramec has been agreed.For years, substantial investments have been made in Turkey in large infrastructure and mining projects. Also, there are plenty of mines in the country: more than 50 different products are harvested in around 4,500 deposits. The degree of mechanisation is comparatively low and the safety can be improved, as the Soma accident revealed.“With GHH, we want to offer Turkish customers particularly powerful, robust and safe machines,” says Foramec Managing Director Togan Yürür. Foramec Makine Sanayi Ticaret Ltd is an Ankara-based specialist providing machinery, services and know-how for the mining, infrastructure and energy sectors in Turkey.Founded in 2006, the company is now the exclusive partner for selling GHH’s loaders and dump trucks in Turkey. The companies concluded a corresponding agreement in the middle of the year. “We are thus strengthening our position in an important market right on our doorstep”, underlines GHH Managing Director Dr Jan Olaf Petzold, who initiated the strategic expansion.While Foramec are currently integrating the new product range into their own portfolio, training and sales, market penetration, have already begun. Several machines are already available on site, including the LF-5, LF-6, MK-A20 and MK-35.The partnership also brings complementary equipment into the country in the form of drilling and bolting rigs from Mine Master. The Polish-based manufacturer is also part of the Schmidt Kranz group, which includes GHH as well as other companies in the industry.