CA orders Acting IGP to arrest anyone for transporting sand without valid permit

CA orders Acting IGP to arrest anyone for transporting sand without valid permit

CA orders Acting IGP to arrest anyone for transporting sand without valid permit

Written by Zulfick Farzan

17 Jul, 2020 | 3:08 pm

Colombo (News 1st); The Court of Appeal on Friday (17) ordered the Acting Inspector General of Police to arrest anyone transporting sand and earth without a valid license or permit.

Additional Solicitor General Parinda Ranasinghe PC, appearing for the Attorney General in Court said it is mandatory for sand and earth to be transported with a valid license or permit as per the provisions of the Mines and Minerals Act, No33 of. 1992.

He added, however, a misconception had led to an opinion of the permit system being abolished by a cabinet paper.

Considering these facts, Court of Appeal President Justice A. H. M. D. Nawaz and Justice Sobitha Rajakaruna issued the order the Acting Inspector General of Police.

Additional Solicitor General Parinda Ranasinghe PC went on to note the permit and license system continues to be in place for the transportation of Sand and Earth adding it was never abolished.

The Center of Environmental Justice and its director filed a case with the Court of Appeal seeking an order to suspend the move to abolish the permit system via cabinet paper.

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