November 17, 2019
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    National Environment Act to be amended

    June 13, 2018

    It has been identified the necessity of amending National Environment Act to meet the current and future environmental issues such as water pollution by factories, Urban garbage issues, and the problems coursed by illegal constructions.


    Accordingly, the proposal made by President Maithripala Sirisena, in his capacity as the Minister of Mahaweli Development and Environment, to amend National Environment Act No 47 of 1980 and instruct the legal draftsman to prepare bill necessary for these amendments was approved by the Cabinet of Ministers.

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