Petition filed by Vedda chief fixed for hearing



A writ petition filed by the chief of the Veddah community, Uruwarige Wannila Aththo has been fixed for hearing for hearing on Sep. 08 by the Court of Appeal.

The Writ petition was taken up before a bench of judges consisting of justices Sobhitha Rajakaruna and Dhammika Ganepola today (02).

The Veddah chief has filed the petition against the Mahaweli Authority’s decision to deforest their traditional homelands in the Rambakan Oya area and hand them over to private companies for cultivation.
He seeks an order to annul the relevant decision of the Mahaweli Authority, claiming that this act causes severe injustice to his community.


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