Veddah Leader files petition against cultivation project in Mahiyanganaya

AN | Published: 11:36 AM Feb 8 2021
Local Veddah Leader files petition against cultivation project in Mahiyanganaya

Veddah Leader Uruwarige Wannila Aththo has filed a petition at the Court of Appeal seeking a writ order restraining the Mahaweli Authority from allocating 5,000 acres of land along the Rambaken Oya in Mahiyanganaya for a maize cultivation project.

Accordingly, the Minister of Wildlife, Central Environmental Authority, Mahaweli Authority of Sri Lanka and the  Attorney General have been named as respondents of this petition.

The petitioner points out that the land in question has been their homeland for hundreds of years and that they will lose their livelihood in the face of the new project. 

AN | Published: 11:36 AM Feb 8 2021

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