Maliban milk fined

26 July 2010 07:15 am - 28     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


By Upali Ananda

Leading milk manufacturer Maliban Milk Products Pvt Ltd has been fined for promoting its product saying it has certain qualities without getting proper authorization from the Health Services Director General.

The Additional Anuradhapura magistrate, Chandima Edirimanna today ordered a fine of Rs 7500 on Maliban milk products for promoting the Maliban milk product 'One plus' saying it contains qualities which are suitable for children.

The magistrate further ordered the eighth respondent to the case, a hotel owner from Trincomalee who had sold this product to be present before the court on November 26. The board of directors of Maliban Milk Products Pvt Ltd have been named as the respondents to the case.    

The case was filed by the Mihintale health officials office, Public Health Inspector Prageeth Jaliya Jayathilake at the Anuradhapura Magistrate court.  (Daily Mirror online)

  Comments - 28

  • nimkop Monday, 26 July 2010 11:47 AM

    This is a sri lankan company which has been existence nearly 80yrs.May be this is a work of anothert compititor.

    bash Monday, 26 July 2010 12:11 PM

    Brand the health officers as traitors

    Wac Tuesday, 27 July 2010 03:11 AM

    There are many other 1+ milk promoters. They also should be sued.

    oo1 Friday, 30 July 2010 07:58 AM

    I strongly believe that Maliban Milk is the best and these comments are from competitors.

    Theja Gunawardena Friday, 30 July 2010 08:06 AM

    Reference to the Maliban 1+ fine
    I'm Theja Gunawardena, Manager Quality Assurance - Maliban Milk Products (pvt) Ltd.

    Reference to the above comments i would like to clear some facts:
    1. The fine imposed was not to the product and it is merely on the printed outer pack which we have already corrected.

    2. Please note all the milk brands in Sri Lanka has to comply with the Sri Lankan government labeling regulations.

    3. I'm please to confirm all our products are accredited with International Standards of ISO 9002 ( Quality Management System ), ISO 22000 ( Food Safety Management System) and ISO 14000 (Environmental Management System). We are THE ONLY MILK FOOD COMPANY in Sri Lanka has all the above three Quality Certificates for our Milk Products.

    If there any clarification, please write to

    Premalal Perera Monday, 26 July 2010 02:12 PM

    Well done health officers, keep it up because there are more products in the waiting list.

    Marketing Eye Monday, 26 July 2010 02:50 PM

    Its not 7500 that Maliban is going to loose...its their reputation thats going to get hurt..It can be millions of money, as people start to have a bad impression on their brand name.....

    citizen1 Monday, 26 July 2010 07:36 AM

    Gosh, they are searching for funds high and low.

    perera007 Monday, 26 July 2010 07:58 AM

    Fined 7500? Do these guys live in the stone age or something? If there was any cause for a fine what possible message could they be sending out by fining Rs.7500?? A 5X2 Press Advertisement would cost more than that!!!

    NN Monday, 26 July 2010 07:59 AM

    I'm confused..what does a hotel owner who sold the product have to do with the case?

    And a fine of 7500? Don't think you can even buy an ad in the papers for that much.

    shameel Tuesday, 27 July 2010 05:35 AM

    Stupid law system in SL....They only fine 7500 Rupees..its nothing for a company like Maliban....Dear Justice Are you looking into the health effects which may have been caused by their milk powder to the general public???? Answer the ppl...

    Josh Monday, 26 July 2010 08:03 AM

    they arrest just one hotel owner... that also in trincomalee when there are 100's of supermarkets around the island selling this??? is this a joke??

    Lasith Monday, 26 July 2010 08:07 AM

    Yes 7500 is not enough, but media should publish this. Not only maliban there are other products also doing this kind of wrong advertisements. So we need to inform ppl with media, 7.5k*1000 even not a matter for these business ppl

    happzz Monday, 26 July 2010 08:07 AM

    so you want Maliban to be fined 50 million and stop there business ? c'mon they haven't sold poison..

    Kithsiri Monday, 26 July 2010 08:29 AM

    Our politicians also carried out their election campaigns "saying they have certain qualities". Can somebody please check them and if not, fine them accordingly.

    Muhandiram Imsid Monday, 26 July 2010 08:35 AM

    Maliban would have known all along the fine was just a paltry 7500/-. They must be enjoying the fine and will carry on regardless.

    Shan Monday, 26 July 2010 06:17 PM

    I hope Maliban will issue a press release to clear its name and will turn this to their own advantage. I am sure that the people are already well aware of the standard of Maliban products.

    M.H.Sheriff Tuesday, 27 July 2010 06:30 AM

    This is joke to carry on & exploit us by multy national companies.

    Tharaka Chanaka Monday, 26 July 2010 09:11 AM

    This company deserves some credit as its the only milk manufacturing factory which donates an amount to save the cows from slaughter.

    Saradial Monday, 26 July 2010 09:19 AM

    But they mislead the public, this kind of adds harm children's health indirectly . Punishment is not enough. Good job Health officers.

    mahinda Monday, 26 July 2010 09:21 AM

    what about the biscuits

    wasantha Friday, 30 July 2010 10:30 AM

    I believe, more than 50 years old Maliban is not doing that type of thing purposly.

    thusi Monday, 26 July 2010 09:48 AM

    Only 7500/- ?

    RIYADH Monday, 26 July 2010 09:54 AM

    Maliban do not manufacture milk in any part of the world , they Import milk powder from producers of various or a single country and pack and resell to the market

    Marikar Monday, 26 July 2010 10:00 AM

    When the Chairman of the company, itself does not have VALUES!
    What more can you expect?

    Samare Tuesday, 27 July 2010 07:31 AM

    Shan, you don't seem to know what Maliban products are like. I have a friend of mine who orederd milk powder in bulk bags from what Maliban imports for their own packing. They tried to hoodwink my friend by trying to sell him 'fat filled' milk powder, saying its the same product they sell. Vegetable Fat filled milk powder is a cheap substitute used in industries. I have photographs of the product taken at the Maliaban warehouse being loaded onto my friends truck. They are cheats.

    jeena Monday, 26 July 2010 11:29 AM

    Kola kande is good and healthy for all.

    Saradial Monday, 26 July 2010 11:42 AM

    Save cows and hurt kids (lol)

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