The CEA conducted a raid on banned lunch sheet manufacturing industry, which is located in Rathnarama Road, Hokandara, in the Kaduwela Police area, jointly with the Consumer Affairs Authority (CAA) and Police special Unit of the CEA on 8th July 2019 Monday.
When the raid was conducted the industry was in operation and lunch sheets were being manufactured using HDPE, LDPE materials and calcium. Two extruder machines (15Hp each), two cutting machines (5Hp each), two mixtures and a hand cutter were being used for the production process. It has been revealed that this illegal industry has been obtained an Environmental Protection License for manufacturing LDPE shopping bags and grocery bags. 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 Kaduwela Magistrates Courts.
The production stock of nearly one ton was ceased by the CAA and transported to Dompe Sanitary Landfill Site till the Magistrat’s order is issued for disposal. The ceased stock is worth Rs. five lacks. The company is owned by a person living in Habarakada. This factory was raided in last September 2018 for the first time and penalized. However, he continued the production secretly and the dispatched the stocks for customers from the factory itself and finally the company was caught for the second time.