Minister Maithripala Sirisena has issued instructions to carry out investigations into all soft drink manufacturing factories in the island.
A child who drank soft drinks at Akkara Seeye in Polonnaruwa died while the mother was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit of the Hospital. Following this incident the Minister directed the Secretary to the Ministry to carryout investigations into all soft drink manufacturing plants. The Minister also informed that the officials of the Public Health and Food Control Units should be convened to consider the measures that can be taken during such incidents. Accordingly the Ministry has decided to hold a discussion with regard to the investigations, today.