Mt. Lavinia beach nourishment project: petition filed seeking legal action

Centre for Environmental Justice (CEJ) has filed a writ petition in the Court of Appeal seeking legal action against the recent Mount Lavinia Beach nourishment project (sand filling) and beach pollution.

The petitioner (CEJ) is seeking an order directing the Central Environmental Authority (CEA) and the subject Minister to investigate into the Mount Lavinia Beach nourishment project and ascertain whether the said project was implemented in accordance with the provisions of the Coast Conservation, Coastal Resource Management Act, No. 57 of 1981 as amended and National Environmental Act as amended and to international conventions and declarations signed or ratified and considered as soft laws of the country and to take actions against the Coast Conservation Department(CCD) for any violations or deviations from the said laws.

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