The CEA conducted a raid on banned lunch sheet manufacturing industry, which is located in Piliyandala in Piliyandala Police area, jointly with the Consumer Affairs Authority (CAA) and Police special Unit of the CEA on 4th September 2018 Tuesday.
When the raid was conducted the industry was in operation and lunch sheets were being manufactured using HDPE materials and calcium. Two extruder machines (15 and 10Hp), two cutting machines (5Hp each) and a mixture were being used for the production process. It has been revealed that this illegal industry does not possess approvals including the Environmental Protection License and Trade License. This industry has violated the National Environmental Act since there is no valid EPL and manufactures HDPE lunch sheets in contrary with Regulation No. 2034/34 of 2017 09.01. The CEA pursue legal action gainst the accused for these two charges in the Kesbewa magistrate's Courts.
The production stock was arrested by the CAA which is worth of nearly one million rupees. The accused who has been engaged in the manufacturing lunch sheets for nearly five years back, continued this business even after the said regulation is published in last year.
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