Forest Destruction adjoining Wilpattu National Park – (CA 291/15)
October 19, 2017
Centre for Environmental Justice vs Conservator General of Forest Department & 08 Others.
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 re settlements in a forest reserved area. In this matter, a special focus was on the absence of provisions for respondents to release the land within a national park & reserved for forest areas. This is also a pending matter. Counsel for the Petitioner informs that his counter objection will be tendered in the court of that day. Matter is fixed for argument 05th of June 2017. Junior State Counsel informs court senior counsel Mr. Jayasinghe is indisposed and she moves that this matter be re – fixed for arguments on 10th of November 2017.