SC extends order against dumping garbage in Muthurajawela

The Supreme Court today extended an order against the dumping of garbage in the Muthurajawela sanctuary.

The order was initially issued till today but when the case was heard today the Supreme Court extended the order till July 25.

The order was issued after hearing a Fundamental Rights petition filed by 35 residents living around the Muthurajawela sanctuary area who protested over the dumping of garbage within the sanctuary.

The petitioners say that Muthurajawela is a sanctuary consisting of 192 distinct species of flora, 209 species of fauna and 102 species of birds, with large paddy fields spread across 635 acres with fresh water canals, marshlands and mangroves spread across 7,000 acres of plush forest.