Monk at the centre of sandalwood scandal

The villagers of Nakolagane in Galgamuwa are up in arms against alleged moves by the chief monk of the Purana Raja Maha Viharaya to hand over large tracts of forested land to a multinational company. Around 600 acres, believed to belong to the viharaya, are allegedly to be handed over to the multinational company to be cleared and developed into […]

Is it or isn’t it? Confusion over ground water contamination in Chunnakam

Chunnakam, Thellipalay, Ezhalai, Kumbalavalai, Kattuvan, Mallakam, Uduvil, Inuvil and Thavaddy areas in Valikamam were affected due to contamination of oil . Now there is a fear that contamination may have spread to Kokuvil too. It has been found that even school wells are affected apart from residences. Minister of Urban Development, Water Supply and Drainage, Rauff Hakeem said that according […]

Supreme Court issue notice on northern power company and Others –Chunanakam water issue

The supreme court 04/06/2015 issue notice on central environment authority, the Ceylon electricity board, the Northern Province cheap minister, the chairmen of valikamam pradeshiya saba,and the northern power company limited ,returnable on sep,16,2015. The respondents are ordered to be present in court or be represented on counsel on that day. Pertaining fundamental right petition filed by Center for environment and […]