|Eppawela Phosphate mining proposal was the most controversial project in the 90s until year 2001. This is a privatisation of a 56 Square kilometer phosphate deposit located in Eppawela in the North- Central Province and about 20 kilometers from the ancient Anuradhapura city.
The project included a 800 Sq Kilometer area including the proposed buffer zone. It was criticised by economic, environmental and social angles.
As a result of the case filed by the EFL on behalf of seven petitioners of Eppawela Area, Supreme court of Sri