Chief suspect in wetlands destruction surrenders | Daily News


 

Chief suspect in wetlands destruction surrenders

The chief suspect responsible for causing destruction to the Anavilundawa wetlands, Jagath Samantha, surrendered to courts yesterday.The Chilaw Magistrate courts ordered that he be remanded till September 24. Jagath Samantha is a member of the Arachchikattuwa Pradeshiya Sabha Jagath and was named as one of the main individuals responsible for destruction of the Anavilundawa wetlands. It was reported that he had destroyed the wetlands in order for him to construct a shrimp farm.He is the brother of State Minister Sanath Nishantha.

Jagath Samantha was named as one of the main individuals responsible for the destruction in the committee report appointed by Wildlife and Forest Conservation Minister on the Anavilundawa environmental destruction.