The report of the three-member committee appointed to probe the Welikada Prison riot which occurred on November 09 in 2012 was handed over to the Prime Minister in 2015.The 2012 Welikada prison riot left 27 dead and many more injured. (Colombo Gazette) He said this in response to a question raised by Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake in Parliament today. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe informed Parliament today that the recomendations in the Welikada prison riot report will be implemented. The Prime Minister said that Prisons Reforms Minister D.M. Swaminathan has been instructed to implement the recommendations.
Newtrax Technologies Inc – a leading provider of safety and operations management systems for underground hard rock mines – has been selected by Fresnillo PLC’s Fresnillo mine to provide an advanced Personnel & Vehicle Tracking system and Mobile Equipment Telemetry solutions.This is Newtrax’s fourth deployment in a Fresnillo PLC mine, after Saucito, San Julian, and Cienega. The Fresnillo operation, located in Zacatcas, Mexico, is one of the world’s oldest continuously operating mines; producing 33% of the Group’s total silver in 2015 and generating 20.1% of total adjusted revenue.The Newtrax Safety system will be deployed on 2566 Personal Safety Devices and Bi MET will be installed on 260 Mobile Equipment.“Fresnillo PLC, has made a commitment to its employees and contractors that all their operations will be safe and productive, with zero incidents. To achieve this goal, we decided to apply innovative technologies such as Newtrax to fulfill our promise of having the safest and most productive underground mine possible” said Carlos Vidales, General Manager, Fresnillo mine.The Safety and Productivity solutions that will be deployed at Fresnillo mine include:Proximity warningPersonnel & Vehicle trackingMan DownMine-wide Evacuation notificationAnti Collision Emergency Stop systemMobile Equipment Telemetry system“It’s fantastic to see Fresnillo’s flagship mine finally join the Newtrax journey. We’ve seen our products and solutions bring significant value to Fresnillo’s sister mines so we are confident that this deployment will only strengthen their mission to becoming the safest and most productive mine in Latin America” said Boris Burgos, Sales Director, Newtrax Latin America.Deployment of the mine-wide system will start in Summer 2018.