Sampur Coal Power Plant – SAYING NO TO COAL

Otara Foundation, Environmental Foundation Limited (EFL) and many other concerned citizens campaigned against a coal-fired power station  under construction in Sampur, Trincomalee. The district is a not only home to some of the most disadvantaged people of this island, but also a pristine environment that protects an unpolluted ecosystem. In September 2016 the Sri Lankan Supreme Court was informed that the proposed coal power plant would not be constructed in Sampur by the Ministry of Power and Renewable Energy as a response to a Fundamental Rights application, filed in May 2016 by an environmental organization.