Officials discover more than 100,000 kg of Bombay onion unsuitable for consumption

Officials discover more than 100,000 kg of Bombay onion unsuitable for consumption

Written by Staff Writer

11 Jan, 2015 | 10:30 pm

Authorities have discovered a stock of Bombay onions of approximately 130,000 kilogrammes in weight, which was originally to be destroyed, stored secretly in a storage facility in the Shravasthipura area in Anuradhapura.

The discovery was made during a raid carried out by the officers of the Office of the Health Director of Anuradhapura.

The office had received information of a stock of Bombay onions belonging to Sathosa that was to be secretly destroyed at a storage facility in Shravasthipura. The officers who arrived at the said storage facility on Sunday, Jan. 11, discovered the stock of Bombay onions that was to buried. It was reveeled that the stock was purchased from farmers over the recent past.

Officers of the office of the health director stated that information came to light that the area residents were given the opportunity to take onions form this stock. 

Meanwhile, another stock of rotten Bombay onions belonging to Sathosa was discovered in Oyamaduwa in Anuradhapura.This too was discovered by the officers of the Office of the Health Director. A similar stock of Bombay onions were found in the Bulnewa area in Anuradhapura.

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