Jantha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) Western Province Provincial Councilor Lakshman Nipuna Aarachchi and five others have been summoned before the Kesbewa Magistrates’ Court on April 24.
They six have been summoned in relation to protests they conducted against the dumping of garbage in Karadiyana.
Last evening President Maithiripala Sirisena issued a gazette notification listing garbage disposal an essential service.
As per the gazette notification anyone hampering the collection and disposal or garbage can be arrested without a warrant.
The Kesbewa Magistrate Court on Tuesday (18) made an order allowing 350 metric tons of garbage from Colombo to be dumped in Karadiyana.