A sudden operation was launched in Polonnaruwa in search of expired soft drinks. About 3000 bottles of expired soft drinks were seized on the first day of the operations.
The Health Ministry unveiled a countrywide operation following the death of a girl as a result of drinking expired soft drinks. A raid was conducted in Polonnaruwa today. It helped to detect about 3000 expired bottles of soft drinks. Action was initiated to indict the shop owners in the Polonnaruwa Magistrate’s Court.
In the meantime, Public Health Inspectors who joined in this operation said they were able to detect a stock of expired yoghurt from a school canteen in Polonnaruwa. Operations are in place throughout the island.