Illegal lunch sheet factory raided in Homagama
By Eunice Ruth
The Central Environmental Authority (CEA) along with Consumer Affairs Authority (CAA) and Police conducted raids in several areas of the Homagama Divisional Secretariat Division and seized 5,100 kg (5.1 tonnes) of illegally manufactured lunch sheet rolls.
The contraband was seized in a factory which was producing lunch sheets and other polythene related products. The seized lunch sheets are worth more than Rs. 1. 5 Million.
The CEA’s media officer, Sriyanjani Lokuliyana said that lunch sheets are still being produced despite the Gazette banning their manufacture and the CEA will be taking steps to file legal action against the factory.
The CEA is conducting raids islandwide to seize illegally made polythene products and arrest manufacturers, she said.