Mon, 29 Nov 2021 Today's Paper

Legal action against Ja-Ela businessman for storing rotten food items

9 May 2019 12:05 am - 0     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

A A A

 

By Tisss Kotinkaduwa   

A large stock of consumer goods including potatoes, big onion, vegetables and fruits unfit for human consumption were seized and destroyed during a raid carried out on the stores complex of a business establishment in Thudella in Ja-Ela.


Legal action was being initiated against the businessman who was preparing to sell the stock to wayside hotels and houses for cheap prices.    


A team of PHIs from Ja-Ela Urban Council and Ja-Ela Pradeshiya Sabha carried out the raid on a tip- off from the public. They said the businessman concerned had brought six lorry loads of discarded consumer goods from the Pettah to be washed and cleaned for distribution. During the raid, the PHIs sealed a cool room in the stores complex in which they found a stock of 1,300kilos of pork and chicken unfit for human consumption.   


Chief PHI, Jaela UC Anura Abeyratne said than 20 employees were sorting out and cleaning the stock of potatoes and big onion for distribution. He said the stock of consumer goods seized during the raid was destroyed and legal action initiated against the trader.   


PHIs S.W.Wijesijnghem, W.P.K. Amarasekara, and A.M.Bandara carried out the raid on the instructions of Head PHI Anura Abeyratne.     

  Comments - 0


Add comment

Comments will be edited (grammar, spelling and slang) and authorized at the discretion of Daily Mirror online. The website also has the right not to publish selected comments.

Reply To:

Name - Reply Comment





Focus on Laggala Gem mining big shots bigger than the law

The truth is now being uncovered regarding an illegal mining racket in state

How and why the TNA was formed twenty years ago

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) is now twenty years of age. The premier pol

India lays emphasis on culture diplomacy with Sri Lanka

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi wanted to inaugurate the Kushinagar Inter

Bittersweet memories of a ‘City that never slept’

At the heart of Eastern Province lies a now abandoned ghost town punctuated w