CA Writ 29/2017 – Kehelgamu oya Mini Hydro Power

Centre for Environmental Justice & S.A.M Jayananda vs Central Environmental Authority and 07 others.


Kehelgamu Oya Mini Hydro project- CEJ & Chairman of the Kithulgala Sancharaka Kalapaye Parisaraya Surekime sanvidanaya filed this writ application against the mini hydro power plant located in Kithulgala River. According to National Environmental Act in Sri Lanka all the project proponents must prepare EIA/IEE report before stating the project. But this project has been approved without any EIA/IEE and also they had not got the proper approval from the project approving agencies. 30th of March 2017 the Counsel for the petitioner moves for time to file amended caption and thereafter support this application on 18th of May 2017. after hearing all facts this case, court had issued conditional order to the project proponent to abort the further construction. Case will call on 09th of October for the Order.

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