Centre for Environmental Justice and 5 others filed a law suit in the Supreme Court in 2017 against the Sustainable Energy Authority(SEA) and others on haphazard construction of Mini-hydro power plants without adhering to the environmental and social safeguards with the case number SC FR 57/2017. The court then requested to appoint a committee which
19, June 2020, Colombo- Today Centre for Environmental Justice filed a new court case in the Court of Appeal CA/WRT/128/2020 against Coast Conservation Department(CCD), Central Environmental Authority(CEA), Minister of Environment, Marine Environment Protection Authority(MEPA) and Attorney General against the beach pollution and the failed sand filling of Mt Lavinia beach without following due procedure. In
An awareness raising program against proposed sugar cane project was conducted on 07th and 08th of May 2018 in Pitakumbura and Dehigama areas. People were acknowledged about the current situation of the project including applicable laws.
Awareness raising program on “Environmental Law” for the school children was conducted today (28.02.2018) by Mr.Sugath Athapattu – Legal Officer, CEJ and Mr. Gamini Piyarathna – Assistant Field Officer, CEJ. Students of “Environment Committee” from selected schools in Panadura area were participated for this program.
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,