JIFFY CORPORATION WHICH DESTRUCT THE DEDURU OYA IN Sri LANKA and THREATEN THE ENVIRONMENTALISTS
Environment and Nature studies Center,Sri Lanka coordinating environmentalist Ravindra Kariyawasam and his group whom protested against the continuous environment destruction caused by the Jiffy Factory and multinational companies today 3rd had gone on a monitoring visit around Deduru Oya. A group which has come claiming to be the authorities of the Jiffy has caused hindrance to the
environmentalists. Ven. Wekandawala Rahula himi, photographer Duminda Alahakoon and a group of environmentalists has jointed this monitoring mission.
25 people claiming to be the workers of the Jiffy has come to the place and intimidated the group of environmentalist to show the pictures and the videos taken.
Following the incident the Kobeigane police have visited the scene and the police has taken the environmentalist Ravindra Kariyawasam, Ven Wekandawala Rahula Himi and Duminda Alahakoon into custody and taken them to the Kobeigane Police Station. The three people taken into custody is reported to be questioned by the police.
Meantime the Jiffy factory authorities are reported to be inside and surrounding outside the police station.