CAA officers raid Peliyagoda sub-standard cement re-packaging facility

CAA officers raid Peliyagoda sub-standard cement re-packaging facility

Written by Staff Writer

26 Feb, 2014 | 2:54 pm

A group of officers of the Consumer Affairs Authority raided a storage facility where a stock of expired cement was being re-packaged and sent to the market.

Gampaha District Head of the Consumer Affairs Authority Ranjith Wijewardena said that the raid was conducted based on a tip off received,  noting that the stock of cement was worth over Rs.2 million.

The cement which was found to be of substandard quality was being prepared for sale at a storage facility in Nawa Nuge along the Colombo – Peliyagoda Road.

The officers of of the raid unit had seized close to 2,000 bags of repackaged cement. In addition to the equipment used for re-packaging; over 20,000 empty bags of cement was also seized by the officers at the facility.

The owner of the storage facility and the manager were released on bail after statements were recorded.

The Gampaha Raid Unit of the Consumer Affairs Authority said that the relevant individuals will be produced at the Kadawatha Magistrate’s Court along with the stock of seized cement

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