Mar 03, 2021

AG ordered to submit report on Muthurajawela

The Court of Appeal today (03) called on the Attorney General to submit a report on March 09 over the situation currently prevailing in the Muthurajawela Sanctuary.

Appeal Court Chairman judge Arjun Obeysekera and judge Mayadunne Corea issued the order.

The order was issued when two petitions filed by Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith and the Centre for Environmental Justice were taken up for consideration today.

The petitions called for an order to suspend illegal deforestation of the Muthurajawela wetlands and garbage disposal.

The AG was represented by Additional Solicitor General Priyantha Nawarathne in Court today.

The petition will be taken up again on March 30.