Sept 04, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Marxist party Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) has questioned the government on the action taken against the companies that have been accused of importing and distributing contaminated milk powder to the local market.
JVP parliamentarian Anura Kumara Dissanayake has told parliament that some reports in 2012 had reported of contaminations in milk powder manufactured in New Zealand's Fonterra Company.
He has explained that some countries like China, Russia and Saudi Arabia had banned the sale of such milk powder while the local authorities in Sri Lanka had failed to impose such a ban at the time.
According to Dissanayake, the relevant local authorities that kept silent on the matter were now suddenly speaking about the agrochemical dicyandiamide (DCD) in milk powder.
The JVP has asked the government to provide a clear, detailed report of the DCD issue.