NO PLANS TO BUILD CPP IN SAMPUR: DSG

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BY SHEHAN CHAMIKA SIVA The Ministry of Power and Renewable Energy has decided not to go ahead with the construction of the Sampur Coal Power Plant (CPP), Deputy Solicitor General Sanjaya Rajaratnam informed Court yesterday.

On this basis the SC concluded the proceedings of the Fundamental Rights petition filed by the Environmental Foundation Ltd against the construction of the proposed Sampur Coal Power Plant. The DSG told Court that Ministry Secretary Amaranath Batagoda had informed the AG that the Ministry would not go ahead with the building of the coal power plant in Sampur as earlier planned. The petition was taken up for support by a SC Bench comprising Chief Justice K. Sripavan and Justice Prasanna Jayawardena. The petitioner had cited 14 respondents.