Ongoing and most recent court cases of CEJ

CEJ HAS FILED OVER 100 ENVIRONMENTAL COURT CASES SINCE 2004 UNDER ITS FREE LEGAL AID PROGRAMME.

GARBAGE DUPMING -SC FR 152/2017 – CEJ Vs President Maithreepala Sirisena (Minister of Environment & Mahaweli) and others – on violation of fundamental rights by haphazard garbage dumping

WILPATTU MATTER – 291/15 -CEJ filed an application in May 2015, in Court of Appeal seeking an order of Writ of Certiorari and Mandamus against of – Conservator of Forest, Director of Wild Life Department, Commissioner General of Land and few others and Attorney General for allowing illegal resettlements in a forest reserved area.

UMA OYA CASE – SC FR 273/15 – Village communities and CEJ vs Ministry of Mahaweli Development, CEA and others – against the destruction of livelihood and environment due to Uma Oya Tunnel Construction

COLOMBO PORT CITY CASE – 112/15 CEJ Vs Sri Lanka Ports Authority, UDA and others. This is against filling of the ocean without a proper EIA and selling lands.

MARU KANDA MINI HYDRO PROJECT- SC FR 54/2017- – Ananda Premasiri vs Sustainable Energy Authority & 16 Others. Against construction of a mini Hydro project in Kuru Ganga at Erathna

GENERAL CASE ON MINI HYDRO – SC FR 57/2017 – CEJ & 4 others vs Sustainable Authority & 16 others – Case against construction of Mini Hydro projects in the rivers destroying the water falls and river habitats without proper assessments.

ATHWELTHOTA MINI HYDRO- SC FR 137/2017 – CEJ vs Sustainable Energy Authority & 16 others. Against the proposals to construct a mini hydro project across Athwelthota Mini hydro project

KEHELGAMU OYA MINI HYDRO- CA Writ 29/2017 –CEJ & S.A.M Jayananda vs Central Environmental Authority and 07 others. This case is against the construction of a mini hydro projects across Kehelgamu oya.

SORAGUNE ILLEGAL LAND GRABBING MATTER – 516/15 – CEJ and 3 other Vs Forest Department and others. This is a Writ Application in the Court of Appeal on against illegal activities including grabbing lands belongs to Soragune Dewalaya,

GARBAGE DUMPING IN WEYANGODA- CA WRIT 365/16 – Residents Vs. Central Environmental Authority & 4 others- Against the public nuisance by dumping garbage by the Gampaha and Atthanagalla Municipal councils.

METAL QUARRY AT GALPATHA KALUTARA- CA (PHC) 33/17- Residents Vs GSMB and others- On public nuisance by rock mining

PLASTIC FACTORY CASE IN KADAWATHA – 14939/2017 MC Mahara – Public nuisance by a Plastic sheet making factory located in a residential area in Kadawatha

LEAD SAFE PAINTS – 64/2011 – CEJ vs Consumer affair Authority – Against the lead include in paints.

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