Written by Zulfick Farzan
31 Mar, 2021 | 7:35 pm
Colombo (News 1st); Samagi Jana Balavegaya MP Manusha Nanayakkara on Wednesday (31) alleged those responsible for the Sugar Scam are also responsible for the Coconut Oil Scam.
Speaking to reporters Nanayakkara said it is now proven that carcinogenic coconut oil was distributed across the country.
“During the cabinet media briefing, Minister (Dr.) Ramesh Pathirana responsibly said that the harmful stocks of coconut oil had not been released to the market. But hours later, two tanker trucks containing carcinogenic oil were seized in Dankotuwa,” he said adding the government has intentionally paved the way for the people to use carcinogenic coconut oil.
“The sugar scam caused a loss of 16 billion to the state. At the same time, the coconut oil scam caused a loss of 750 million,” he said adding that it was the Pyramid Wilmar company that responsible for the coconut oil scam as well.
Manusha Nanayakkara alleged that investigations have not been launched into the sugar or coconut scams and went on to note that as a result of the coconut oil scam, the cost of imports that usually stood at about 25 million USD increased by 270 percent up to 107 million USD.
“The same applies to the sugar scam as well. It is explicitly visible that a scam has taken place,” said Nanayakkara.
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