Government Submits Climate Change Mitigation Report to Supreme Court


The Sri Lankan government submitted a comprehensive report to the Supreme Court today, detailing its initiatives to combat climate change. This submission comes in response to a court order following a petition by the Center for Environmental Justice, which claimed the government had inadequately addressed climate change, thereby violating human rights.

The case was reviewed by Justices Murdhu Fernando and Mahinda Samayawardena. Previously, Attorney-at-Law Ravindranath Dabare, representing the petitioners, argued that the government's mitigation efforts were insufficient. Consequently, the court directed the Attorney General to compile and present a detailed account of the government's climate action strategies.

The Supreme Court bench has now instructed the petitioners to review the government's report and provide their observations by August 1st.