Two spurious cigarette manufacturing units have been raided.
The factories located at the Jumpettah Street, Colombo and Dummalasuriya in Warakapola had produced cigarettes on a large scale. The raid had been carried out by the anti-vice squad of Colombo North. Two suspects have been arrested and stocks of cigarettes have been seized. The anti-corruption officials point out that the production of cigarettes without maintaining the due standards can seriously harm the consumer’s health. Information has come to light that cigarettes have been transported from these factories to Colombo as well as the suburbs. The suspects were produced before the Maligakanda Magistrates Court.