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Petition against Bathiudeen on unlawful deforestation to be heard in June

The petition filed by Environmentalist Malinda Seneviratne and Attorney Nagananda Kodituwakku against Minister Rishard Bathiudeen on the deforestation in Wilpattu for resettlement purposes will be heard on 28 June.

The petition seeks the prohibition of deforestation at Vilaththukulam forest reserve in Wilpattu National Park which has currently caused an imbalance in the natural ecosystem, as well as destroyed the habitat of the wildlife.

The petition was taken up before Court of Appeal Judge Arjun Obeysekera today (22), on the request of Attorney Nagananda, Judge Obeysekara scheduled to hear the petition on 28 June.

Petitioners have complained of unauthorized constructions on the cleared area of the forest reserve is still taking place even to date.

The petition filed against Minister Rishad Bathiudeen, seeking the prohibition of deforestation at Vilaththukulam forest reserve in Wilpattu National Park, has been scheduled to be heard on June 28th.