The CEA conducted a raid on banned lunch sheet manufacturing industry, which is located in Hekitta Road, Wattala in Wattala Police area, jointly with the Consumer Affairs Authority (CAA) and Police special Unit of the CEA on 22nd May 2019 Wednesday.
When the raid was conducted the industry was in operation and lunch sheets were being manufactured using HDPE materials and calcium. The production stock was found stored inside a secret chamber of the production building. Three extruder machines, three cutting machines and mixtures were being used for the production process. It has been revealed that this industry has been granted an Environmental Protection License only for manufacturing LDPE shopping bags and grocery bags.
In addition to shopping bags and grocery bags it manufactures HDPE lunch sheets during the night and sell bulk stocks during daytime. This industry has violated the National Environmental Act since it manufactures HDPE lunch sheets in contrary with Regulation No. 2034/34 of 2017. 09.01. The CEA pursue legal action against the accused in the Wattala magistrate’s Courts. The production stock was ceased by the , which is worth of nearly ten lack rupees.