CA to take up afresh Wilpattu case filed against Bathiudeen, others

28 May 2019 12:40 pm - 5     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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The Court of Appeal decided to take up afresh the case filed against Minister Rishad Bathiudeen and other respondents over the clearing of the Wilpattu national park forest and constructing a housing project adjoining the National Park, from July 31.

The Centre for Environmental Justice (CEJ) initially filed a petition in the Court of Appeal in 2015 seeking to quash clearing of the Wilpattu national park forest and constructing a housing project adjoining the National Park.

The CEJ had filed the petition naming the Conservator General of Forest Conservation Department, the Central Environmental Authority (CEA), Wildlife Department Director General, Lands Commissioner General, Archaeological Department Commissioner General, the Mannar District Secretary, Industry and Commerce Minister Rishad Bathiudeen, the Environment and Mahaweli Development Minister and the Attorney General as respondents.

Last February, the Court of Appeal Justices Kumuduni Wickremasinghe and Justice Mahinda Samayawardhana fixed the petition for judgment to be delivered on August 6.

However, the Court of Appeal today decided to take afresh the case before a two-judge-bench comprising of Justices Janak de Silva and Nishshanka Bandula Karunaratne. (Manopriya Gunasekera)

 

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  • Modas Tuesday, 28 May 2019 01:17 PM

    Oh poor Bathiudeen!!!. He will surely drag and spins MR into this case!!!

    DannyHarris 1 Tuesday, 28 May 2019 01:29 PM

    One of the main issues against corrupt politicians in the country

    Janaka Tuesday, 28 May 2019 02:08 PM

    Justice at last!

    Ram Tuesday, 28 May 2019 03:11 PM

    Move is good. But changing the bench is hard to understand.

    Lokka Tuesday, 28 May 2019 03:14 PM

    All those responsible should restore the jungle at their expense, and all the buildings demolished.


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