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In a landmark judgment, the Supreme Court today ordered the Northern Power Company to pay Rs 20 million to offset a part of the substantial loss, harm and damage to the residents in the Chunnakam area.

The Northern Power Company operated a thermal power station in Chunnakam that polluted groundwater resulting in the water being unfit for human use.

Justice Prasanna Jayawardena who concurred with Justices Priyantha Jayawardane and Lalith Dehideniya in his judgment held that failures, omissions and inaction on the Central Environmental Authority (CEA) and the Board of Investment (BoI) were arbitrary and unreasonable and in breach of the public reposed on them.

The court held that thereby they violated the fundamental right of the residents of Chunnakam and the petitioner. (S.S.Selvanayagam)

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  • P Sivarajah Thursday, 04 April 2019 07:00 PM

    A timely and landmark judgment made by the SC. Hats off to the Judges for the judgment. I am a resident of a nearby area and know th hardships the people are facing for drinking water, bcse people there dependent on groundwater for home use. The compensation should have been increased Rs.200 Million to be paid for affected population. The BOI and CEA authorities involved granting permission should be out behind bars soon. This is a total breach of public trust of this officials.


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