Probe into outdated beverage
Environment Minister Anura Priyadarshana Yapa yesterday called for an
immediate probe into the sale of an outdated soft drink at a popular
rest house in Sigiriya.
The minister was served a cool drink with a popular brand name which
has expired seven months ago, when he got into the rest house for
refreshments while participating in an inspection tour at Sigiriya with
a group of journalists yesterday.
The issue was brought to the notice of the minister by a journalist.
The minister immediately ordered the manager of the rest house to clear
the stocks and hold a proper inquiry into it. The minister also informed
Co-oporatives and Internal Trade Minister Johnston Fernando about the
matter. The Daily News learns that a team from the Consumer Affairs
Authority had raided the rest house following the information.