News

January 30, 2006

Sanantana Announces Access Agreement Signed and Provides Exploration Update

Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Monday, January 30, 2006. Sanatana Diamonds Inc ("Sanatana or the Company") is pleased to announce that an Access Agreement has been signed with the Deline Land Corporation and to provide an update on exploration activities at its Mackenzie Diamond Project.

Access Agreement with Deline Land Corporation
Sanatana is very pleased to announce that an Access Agreement to all Deline Surface lands within the Company's Mackenzie Diamond Project area has been signed with the Deline Land Corporation.

This Access Agreement is key to the proposed Spring 2006 Exploration Program in the Kilekale Lake area where at least 12 targets will be subjected to detailed geophysical surveys and drilling for potential kimberlites.

Exploration Update
Till Sampling and Airborne Geophysics
The processing of the 2,135 till samples collected during the Summer 2005 exploration program continues. It is planned to have the processing completed and about 75% of the samples observed by the end of January.

The majority of last year's 160,000 line kilometer airborne magnetic survey has been intepretated. Preliminary indications are that there is an increasing correlation between kimberlite indicator minerals collected from the till samples and magnetic geophysical anomalies interpretated from the very extensive airborne geophysical program conducted in 2005.

An airborne geophysical survey is planned by Firefly Aviation in Spring 2006, to complete the work that was not undertaken due to weather conditions late last year.

Drilling and 2006 Plans
Sanatana has identified 8 separate target areas within its Mackenzie Diamond Project Area where there is coincident magnetic geophysical anomalies and kimberlite indicator mineral concentrations.

Two areas, namely the Kilekale Lake area and the Colville Lake-Lac Dubois area are planned for ground geophysical follow up and drilling in the Spring of 2006. At Kiliekale Lake 12 targets have been identified for drilling out of a field camp to be constructed in close proximity to the drill sites. On going negotiations are taking place for land use permits in these two areas.

The Spring 2006 program has been estimated by Sanatana to cost approximately $3.5 million.

During the Summer 2006 additional till sampling, ground geophysics and drilling will be carried out on the other 6 target areas and on a regional basis throughout the Mackenzie diamond Project area.

Sanatana is pleased to announce the following appointments: Kevin Kivi -- Chief Geologist -- Sanatana Mackenzie Diamond Project, Troy Gill, Exploration Manager (seconded from Kennecott Exploration Canada Inc), Minconsult Inc -- technical field crew, project logistics and co-ordination and Nuggetex -- expeditors for the 2006 exploration programs.

Kennecott Exploration Canada Inc continue to provide geophysical input and interpretation for the Company's airborne geophysical surveys.

Qualified Persons
The Sanatana exploration programs are carried out under the supervision of Sanatana's VP Exploration, Mr. Buddy Doyle. Mr. Doyle meets the qualified person requirements (as defined by National Instrument 43-101) with more than 25 years of experience in the gold and diamond exploration industry.

Sanatana is a Canadian diamond company focused on the exploration and development of its 20 million acre Mackenzie Diamond Project located north of Great Bear Lake and approximately 700 kilometers northwest of the town of Yellowknife, in the Northwest Territories of Canada.

Santana is quoted on the London AIM market under the trading symbol "SAN"