CEA temporarily revokes suspension on Coca-Cola’s EPL

2015-08-31 14:10:53

The Central Environmental Authority (CEA) today temporarily revoked the suspension imposed on the Environmental Protection Licence (EPL) of the Coca-Cola beverage factory.

The factory’s EPL was suspended by the Authority on Tuesday after oil from the factory was leaked into the Kelani River.  

CEA Chairman Prof. Lal Mervin Dharmasiri said the beverage company had taken measures to prevent further leakage and had also flushed away oil patches down the river.

“The Company said it would make sure to prevent such incidents from happening. Our officials inspected the factory, the affected area before revoking the suspension. However, the revoke is only for a short period of time and we will keep inspecting the process of the measures taken by the factory,” he said. (Lahiru Pothmulla)

  Comments - 6

  • Bippity Boppity Boo Monday, 31 August 2015 20:29

    In Sri Lanka there is no standard are followed. Just see the types of power sockets and plugs used in Sri Lanka. The buses. Each bus have a difference set of seats and some hardly enough to sit. And the list goes on! Time to make Sri Lanka a better place for the consumer ?

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    Sapu Monday, 31 August 2015 21:10

    They should start sending Coke instead of water from the pipes better than drinking oil

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    Jagath Leanage Monday, 31 August 2015 21:13

    We know that definitely no body has taken any bribes specially CEA or Water Board.

    Reply : 4       21

    Niran Tuesday, 1 September 2015 08:10

    Wrong... this is the power of USA. They will call the shots in the future.

    Reply : 6       13

    sanju Monday, 31 August 2015 21:46


    Reply : 0       17

    Coca Tuesday, 1 September 2015 04:00

    Not only Coca Cola (world wide) has done enough damage (diabetes, obesity etc) to the public, now poisoning the water supply.

    Reply : 0       25

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