The CEA conducted a raid on banned lunch sheet manufacturing industry, which is located in Gannemulla area, jointly with the Consumer Affairs Authority (CAA) and Police special Unit of the CEA on 14th November 2018.
When the raid was conducted the manufactured lunch sheets were found within the factory itself. The raw materials were high density polyethylene, linear low density polyethylene and calcium. Four extruder machines (15Hp each), eight cutting machines (5Hp) and a mixture were being used for the production process. The production stock was arrested by the CAA, which is worth of nearly hundred and thirteen thousand rupees. 850 kg of non compliance lunch sheets were taken under custody while this raid.
It has been revealed that they have the valid Environmental Protection License while manufacturing banned polythene. This industry has violated the National Environmental Act since there are manufactures HDPE lunch sheets in contrary with Regulation No. 2034/34 of 2017 09.01. The CEA pursue legal action against the accused for in the Courts.