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* Sri Lanka court summons protesters against garbage disposal
Fri, Apr 21, 2017, 10:38 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 21, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court has summoned the protesters including a Marxist party provincial councilor for staging protests am hampering garbage disposal in outskirts of capital Colombo.

Kesbewa Magistrates' Court has summoned Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) Western Province Provincial Councilor Lakshman Nipuna Aarachchi and five others to appear before the court on April 24.

They have been summoned in relation to protests they conducted against the dumping of garbage in Karadiyana.

Following President Maithripala Sirisena issuing a gazette notification making garbage disposal an essential service on Thursday, anyone hampering the collection and disposal or garbage can be arrested without a warrant.

The Kesbewa Magistrate granted permission to Colombo Municipal Council to dispose 350 metric tons of garbage collected daily from the city of Colombo to Karadiyana site until the 28th of this month.

 


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