Keheliya threatens legal action against whistleblower

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Health Minister Keheliya Rambukwella refuted allegations that Aflatoxin in excessive levels was found in ‘Thriposha’ distributed among babies and mothers. He threatened legal action against the PHI who made the statement.

The Minister made this remark in Parliament responding to SJB MP Rohini Kumari Wijeratne.

Wijeratne, referring to a national newspaper queried whether the Minister was aware and what process is being followed to distribute ‘Thriposha’.

Responding, Rambukwella said there was no Aflatoxin in Thriposha and the said news report was a lie.

The Minister also said Chairman of the PHI Union, Upul Rohana has been informed to clarify his allegation with scientific facts.

He said legal action will be instituted against those who made the allegation and the Health Ministry Secretary has been advised to take action in this regard.

BY Methmalie Dissanayake