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Writ petition filed at Appeal Court regarding importation of clinical waste from UK

22 July 2019 - 119   - 1

A writ petition has been filed at the Appeal Court seeking to issue an order instructing action to be taken against those responsible for importing clinical waste from UK.

The Sri Lanka Customs Director General, Central Enviornment Authority and the Attorney General have been named as respondents to the petition which has been filed by the Centre for Enviornmental Justice (CEJ).

The petitioner argued that Sri Lanka's enviornment is facing a threat of being adversely affected as a result of importing clinical waste to the country.

Accordingly, the enviornmental rights group said that an investigation must be carried out to identify the individuals involved behind importing these consignments.

Further, the petitioners also sought an interim order preventing the dumping of this waste at another area in the country.

 

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  • Ralahamy Tuesday, 23 July 2019 06:43 AM

    It looks like this has something to do with Paran Yakada business. If so, one of our politicians with a permanent cunning smile on his face even when sleeping, may be in the picture. Let us hope that the Police will be able to unravel the mess and bring the culprits to book. This sure smells of big money. I suggest that readers watch the Tamil film "SINGHAM-3" screened 2 years ago, to realize the full impact of this issue.

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