Rice unsuitable for consumption nabbed from Minneriya belongs to CWE

Tuesday, 30 August 2016 - 7:36


Ministry of Industries and Trade Secretary T. M.K.B Thennakoon says that the stock of rice the Public Health Inspectors sealed as unsuitable for consumption belonged to the Cooperative Wholesale Establishment (CWE).

On Saturday, 27th august the Polonnaruwa, Thamankaduwa and Hingurakgoda PHIs raided a rice mill in Minneriya and sealed it. 

At a news conference held in Colombo yesterday Ministry secretary T. M. K. B. Thennakoon said that the relevant stock of rice had been given to the private mill for reprocessing.