ASSURANCE+FROM+ATTORNEY+GENERAL%E2%80%99S+DEPARTMENT+REGARDING+THE+CONTAINERS+WITH+TOXIC+WASTE
Thursday, 25 July 2019 - 14:58
ASSURANCE FROM ATTORNEY GENERAL’S DEPARTMENT REGARDING THE CONTAINERS WITH TOXIC WASTE
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The Attorney General’s department appearing on behalf of the Central Environmental Authority informed to the appeal court today (Jul 25) that the toxic waste containers imported from England would be retained until next Monday without damaging the environment or acting contrary to the law.

This was when the petition filed by Centre for Environmental Justice was taken up before by the Appeal Court.

The lawyers appearing on behalf the petitioners sought an order against importing harmful waste or illegal dumping of waste in the country.

They also requested an order for re exportation of containers with the waste material. 

President of the Court of Appeal, Judge Yasantha Kodagoda and Arjuna Obeysekera ordered the Customs Department and the Central Environmental Authority to inform the position and the course of action to be taken regarding the containers with waste.

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