SC extends restraining order against RDA




  • The Supreme Court yesterday extended further the restraining order issued against the Road Development Authority and connected authorities, preventing them from taking steps to cut down a Bo-tree at the Pannipitiya junction. Some residents of Pannipitiya have filed a fundamental rights violation petition complaining that the Bo-tree venerated by Buddhists has been earmarked for felling to widen the road. It should not be permitted because it was a place of worship for the Buddhists in the area. Counsel Kanishka Witharane, appeared for the petitioners. The court extended the restraining order and fixed the calling of the case for September 7. The Bench comprised, Justice Eva Wanasundera, Justice Buwanaka Aluwihara and Justice K. T. Chitrasiri.

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