Sri Lanka

Withanage Don Hemantha Ranjith Sisira Kumara Vs. Director Coast Conservation, CA no. 551/2005 (2005.03.29) (Original Petition)

IN THE COURT OF APPEAL OF THE DEMOCRATIC SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF SRI LANKA

In the matter of an application for orders in the nature of writ of mandamus under and in terms of the provisions of Article 140 of the Constitution

C.A. Application No: / 2005

Withanage Don Hemantha Ranjith Sisira Kumara,
Executive Director,
Centre for Environmental Justice,
59/14, Kuruppu Road,
Colombo 08.

PETITIONER

Vs.

Petition to the United Nations concerning human rights violations connected the Southern Transit Development Project (STDP) (Legal background)

BACKGROUND LAW

NEA - EIA PROCESS

The proposed expressway is a project that needs to obtain approval under Part IVC of the National Environmental Act No.47 of 1980 as amended by Acts No.56 of 1988 and 53 of 2000.

Criminal Procedure Code (Selected sections)

CHAPTER IX - PUBLIC NUISANCE

A.—ORDERS FOR REMOVAL OR ABATEMENT IN CASES OF NUISANCE

98. (1) Whenever a Magistrate considers on receiving a report or other information and on taking such evidence (if any) as he thinks fit—

(a) that any unlawful obstruction or nuisance should be removed from any way, harbour, lake, river, or channel which is or may be lawfully used by the public or from any public place; or

Mundy vs. Central Environmental Authority and others (SC Appeal 58/2003) (decided 20 January 2004)

The Supreme Court of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka

SC Appeal 58/2003
CA Application 688/2002

Heather Therese Mundy,1 Baddegodahena Estate, Weedagama, Bandaragama.
Petitioner-Appellant

Vs

1. Central Environmental Authority, Robert Gunawardena Mawatha, Battaramulla.

2. The Road Development Authority, "Sethsiripaya", Battaramulla.

3. Rajitha Senaratne, Minister of Lands,
80/5, `Govijana Mandiraya`, Rajamalwatte Road, Battaramulla.

4. C.Gamage, Divisional Secretary, District Secretariat, Bandaragama.

National Environmental Act, 1980, 1988, Part IV C - Approval of Projects

23Y. For the purposes of this Part of this Act, the Minster may by Order published in the Gazette specify the state agencies (hereinafter in this Part referred to as “project approving agencies”) which shall be the project approving agencies.

23Z. The Minister shall by Order published in the Gazette determine the projects and undertakings hereinafter referred to as “prescribed projects”) in respect of which approval would be necessary under the provisions of this Part of this Act.

Petition to the United Nations concerning human rights violations connected the Southern Transit Development Project (STDP) (Background Facts)

BACKGROUND FACTS

Proposed Expressway

The proposed expressway from Colombo in the Western Province to Matara in the Southern Province of Sri Lanka starts from a point on Highlevel Road in the village of Makumbura in Kottawa and ends at a location on the Matara-Akuressa road in the village of Hittetiya inGodagama.

EFL Position on Genetically Modified Food ban In Sri Lanka

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EFL Position on Genetically Modified Food ban In Sri Lanka.
Wednesday, August 01, 2001

GM Food Ban

q Environmental Foundation is a non profit public interest environmental organization working for the conservation of environment through legal means. EFL has been participating in the Genetically Modified Food debate for the past one and a half years and has studied the pros and cons of the Genetically Modified food industry.

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