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Action will be taken against traders who sell cooking oil deemed unfit for human consumption in the Sri Lankan market if details of them are provided, Trade Minister Bandula Gunawardane told Parliament on Wednesday

Minister Gunawadene said the public should provide details to the Consumer Affairs Authority about the outlets which sold such brands of cooking oil unfit for consumption.

" The public should provide information about the outlets which sell high- risk coconut oil while the Ministry of Finance should also take action," the Minister said.

“The consignment of highs- risk coconut oil must have not been caught the attention of the Customs Officers," the Minister said. (Yohan Perera and Ajith Siriwardana)

  Comments - 9

  • oil spill Friday, 26 March 2021 02:49 AM

    how is any citizen to know the difference between high-risk and no -risk oil??? is it written on the bottle ' high risk oil, pls. call the minister ' ?? these mighty educated politicians talk like they've discovered a new planet...

    Ram Friday, 26 March 2021 04:12 AM

    Mr Minister, Be sensible. Find out the importer and deal with him. Not the sellers. Importer could be a supporter of the goverment

    Chamari Friday, 26 March 2021 05:26 AM

    How does the consumer know what is fit and what is not?? Does it say on the label 'unfit for consumption'?

    Disgruntled Friday, 26 March 2021 05:48 AM

    Informing Consumer Affairs Authority is a joke. They never reply letters or emails. Why are they paid salaries?

    AB Friday, 26 March 2021 05:50 AM

    Custom officers seem look other side, after business men oil their palm using cancerous oil

    SL Friday, 26 March 2021 06:53 AM

    Jail the business owner now!!!! Seal his business now!

    ravin Friday, 26 March 2021 07:02 AM

    There should be limit to madness. Is this a responsible statement? Dose he wants ordinary citizens to carry lab test kits to check weather the coconut oil they going to purchase are fit for human consumption?

    Polthel Friday, 26 March 2021 07:04 AM

    How well has this bugger's palms been oiled?

    Ds Friday, 26 March 2021 09:23 PM

    Minister! If you are shy to reveal the brand, it is, 'Fortune '.

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