Port City Case – 112/15

Centre for Environmental Justice & Ports Authority & 07 Others.

CEJ filed an application in the Court of Appeal seeking for a Writ of Mandamus against actions of the Director- Coast Conservation Department, Chairman – Sri Lanka Ports Authority, Central Environmental Authority and few others regarding the proposed port city project which was to 15 construct by reclaiming an extent of 575 acres pertaining to the sea. CEJ filed the amended Petition, Affidavit along the marked documents on 29th of October. Court Directed the Petitioner to support this matter with Notice to the 2nd, 3rd and 4th respondents on 16.03.2017 & Attorney General’s Department move for a further date for support on 2nd of june 2017. The Court of Appeal was informed that the Attorney General had preliminary objections challenging the maintainability of a writ petition filed against the Chinese funded Colombo Port City Project.

When the writ petition came up before Court of Appeal President, Justice L.T.B. Dehideniya, the petitioners were directed to make their oral submissions regarding the preliminary objections on August 08. Matter will call on 30th of October for Order.

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