The CEA conducted a raid on banned lunch sheet manufacturing industry, which is located in Morupola, Gampaha in Gampaha Police area, jointly with the Consumer Affairs Authority (CAA) and Police special Unit of the CEA on 19th December 2018 Wednesday.
When the raid was conducted the industry was in operation and lunch sheets were being manufactured using HDPE materials and calcium. Two extruder machines (10Hp), two cutting machines (1Hp and 1.5Hp ) and a mixture were being used for the production process. It has been revealed that this illegal industry does not possess any kind of approval, including the Environmental Protection License, Business Registration 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 against the accused for these two charges in the Gampaha Courts.
The production stock of two tons was arrested by the CAA, which is worth of nearly two million rupees. The accused claimed that the illegal products are sold in Gampaha and Petttah.