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No coal power plant in Sampur: Ministry

13 September 2016 04:38 pm - 4     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The Ministry of Power and Renewable Energy had decided not to go ahead with the construction of the Sampur Coal Power plant, Deputy Solicitor General Sanjaya Rajaratnam informed Court today.

On this basis the SC concluded the proceedings of the Fundamental Rights petition filed by the Environmental Foundation Ltd against the construction of the proposed Sampur Coal Power Plant.

The DSG told Court that Ministry Secratary Amaranath Batagoda had informed the AG that the Ministry would not go ahead with the building of the coal power plant in Sampur as earlier planned.

The petition was taken up for support by a SC Bench comprising Chief Justice K. Sripavan and Justice Prasanna Jayawardena.

The petitioner had cited 14 respondents. (Shehan Chamika Siva)

  Comments - 4

  • Henry Tuesday, 13 September 2016 05:45 PM

    Why different rulings for Sampur and Kolonnawa garbage dump

    Bala Tuesday, 13 September 2016 05:55 PM

    Power plant can be stopped but if you stop garbage collection, Colombo will be one stench.

    BandulaV Tuesday, 13 September 2016 06:02 PM

    At last! The countries in the developed world are shutting down using coal as a power resource and moving to solar power. This sampur coal power plant would have destroyed the tourist potential in the country and the people.

    OMG Wednesday, 14 September 2016 01:29 PM

    Country should move forward with eco-friendly, free and cheap energy with latest technology. wind power, hydro power, solar power etc. They can even use the garbage for producing electricity with right technology.

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