Interim Order issued against imported garbage

An Interim Order has been issued by the Court of Appeal against the moving the imported garbage from the Colombo Port and the Katunyake Free Trade Zone into the country.

A writ petition seeking a court order directing legal action to be taken against the parties liable for the waste containers was heard at the Court of Appeal yesterday and the case continued today (31).

During yesterday’s hearing, Romesh de Silva PC addressing Court clarified the position of Hayleys Free Zone Limited, which has been accused over importing the garbage.

According to the statement made by the PC, Hayleys Free Zone has never transported any cargo within Sri Lanka other than for the purposes of re-export and since Hayleys Free Zone had no intention whatever to transport cargo other than for the purposes of re-export that he had no objection to the interim being issued.