Judge Declines Verdict On Wilpatthu Resettlement


The Court of Appeal has set the date to rehear a petition filed calling for the removal of unauthorized resettlements in Wilpattu National Park as CA Judge Mahinda Samayawardhena has declined to deliver its verdict. 

Centre for Environmental Justice had lodged the petition in 2015 against illegal resettlement  and massive destruction to the sanctuary. Director of Wild Life Department, Central Environmental Authority, Minister Rishad Bathiudeen and several others had been named as the respondents of the petition.