The Supreme Court has issued an interim injunction restraining the dumping of garbage within the Muthurajawela bird sanctuary till July 20.
The petitioners are Rev. Father Ananda Withana of St. Nicholas Church Bopitiya and 33 others.They had complained that the Colombo Municipal Council dumped garbage within the sanctuary. The requested the court to stop that.
Counsel Senani Dayaratne, who appeared for the CMC denied the allegation and maintained that the CMC did not dump garbage within the sanctuary.
Dr. Sunil Cooray appeared for the petitioners.
Senior state Counsel, Suren Ghanarajah appeared for the Attorney General. The bench comprised chief Justice Priyasath Dep and Justice Upali Abeyratne.