Anonymous stock of milk discovered from Bogawanthalawa.

Friday, 23 August 2013 - 18:33



The Gampaha district court today withdrew the restraining order imposed on the Fonterra Company which prevented them from carrying out propaganda activities on milk powder products via media.


Accordingly, District Judge Indrika Kalingawansa stated that Fonterra would be able to distribute, sell and also carryout awareness campaigns via media on their products.


Although the restraining order was imposed on the 16th, the Nursing Officers Union stated that the company had violated the order.


Accordingly, on the 21st 5 Officials of Fonterra were called before Court and they were present today and were asked to be present before courts once again on the 29th of September.


New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra Co-operative said it had temporarily suspended operations in Sri Lanka after the worlds largest dairy exporter faced product bans, court cases and demonstrations over its milk products in the country.


The cabinet subcommittee appointed at the request of Minister of Health Maithreepala Sirisena with regard to imported milk powder had convened day before yesterday and the committee had issued advice to the Food Advisory Committee regarding a number of decisions to be taken with regard to imported milk powder.


However, during the tests carried out by the Industrial Technology Institute it was confirmed that the chemical DCD was not found in any of the milk powder imported to Sri Lanka from New Zealand since June.


Health Services Director General Dr. Palitha Maheepala addressing a media briefing this afternoon explained the decisions that had been taken with regard to milk powder.




A press conference was held yesterday to elaborate regarding the tests carried out by the ITI.


Speaking during the press conference, Minister of Technology, Research and Atomic Energy Patali Champika Ranawaka expressed the following views.




Meanwhile 93 kilograms of milk powder without a brand name which was being distributed in the Nuwara Eliya Bogawantalawa region was burnt today.


Speaking to our news team the Public Health Inspector of Bogawantalawa P. K. L. Wasantha stated that the milk powder was scheduled to be sold to estate workers when they came to collect their pay packets.