Aug 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka's institutions testing the ground water in the Weliweriya region to ascertain whether the effluents of the glove making factory in the area were the reason for the high acidity in water said today that more tests need to be done to reach a definite conclusion.
The Central Environmental Authority and the Government Analyst submitted their reports to the Gampaha Magistrate court when the case against the factory was heard today.
The report of the Government Analyst said that the reduction of pH value in the ground water in the area cannot exactly be attributed to the factory while the Central Environmental Authority report had no conclusion.
The Water Supply and Drainage Board said that their report had been sent to the District Secretary of Gampaha.
Gampaha Chief Magistrate Tikiri Jayathilaka ordered the controversial rubber glove making factory, Dipped Products, to be closed for another week until August 30.
The counsels appearing for the factory told the Court that it had suffered immensely due to the suspension of production. They appealed for restarting the machines after maintenance for production.
The Magistrate issued orders for further tests to be carried out and a final report be presented to courts in two weeks.
The magistrate postponed the case to August 30 issuing instructions to the relevant officials to submit their reports on that day.