Sri Lankan court orders 242 containers containing hazardous substance to be sent back to UK
Lankan Court of Appeal has ordered to send the remaining 242 containers of
garbage which have been lying both inside and outside Colombo port back to the United Kingdom from where it had
arrived. The container carrying hazardous substance were imported by the Sri
Lankan trade nearly three years ago according to Sri Lankan media reports;
Last month authorities sent 21 containers
of garbage back to the UK.
Lankan Ministry of Environment sought a compensation of over Rs 1.6 billion
from those responsible for the damage caused by importing waste containers from
the UK to Sri Lanka from 2017 to 2018.
Ministry of Environment also lodged a complaint with the Basel Convention
Secretariat on 6 October.