Central Environmental Authority to re-export garbage that was imported from the UK

Central Environmental Authority to re-export garbage that was imported from the UK

Central Environmental Authority to re-export garbage that was imported from the UK

Written by Staff Writer

14 May, 2020 | 1:54 pm

The Central Environmental Authority has taken steps to re-export the stock of garbage that was imported from the United Kingdom last year.

The stock of garbage was stored at the Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) premises and at the premises of a private institution in the Katunayake Export Processing Zone.

The Central Environmental Authority said it will take steps to re-export the consignment back to the UK, in compliance of a Court of Appeal’s decision, held over legal action filed by a Non-State Organisation regarding the issue of importing waste from England.

The Authority has also taken necessary steps to deal with the local and foreign institutions dealing with this environmental issue, on a diplomatic level to reach an agreement and take legal action.

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