Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Sri Lankan consumers protest against use of MSG in school food
Wed, Jul 9, 2014, 09:44 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

July 09, Colombo: A Sri Lankan consumer movement has launched a protest demanding the authorities to ban the flavor enhancer Mono Sodium Glutamate (MSG) in food preparations at school cafeterias.

The Alliance for Protecting Consumers' and Farmers' Rights of Sri Lanka held a protest outside the Consumer Affairs Authority today setting forth demands against the use of Mono Sodium Glutamate and sugary and flour foods in school cafeterias.

The protestors demanded the Authority to ban MDG popularly known as Ajinomoto in Sri Lanka since it has been identified as a cancer causing taste enhancer.

They also demanded the implementation of the 2011 circular restricting flour based and sugary food in school cafeterias. They urged the government to introduce a food policy for the cafeterias of the public offices, schools and universities.

The ten demands of the Alliance for Protecting Consumers' and Farmers' Rights included banning of agro chemicals that have been identified as agents causing renal diseases.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Former chief of Sri Lanka Air Force questioned on controversial MIG aircraft deal
-- [38 minutes ago]
Fitch Affirms HSBC Sri Lanka Branch at 'AAA(lka)'; Outlook Stable
-- [1 hour and 13 minutes ago]
Sri Lankan Prime Minister says decision on proposed electoral reforms within 10 days
-- [1 hour and 26 minutes ago]
Sri Lankan legislator blames former defence secretary for editor's murder
-- [1 hour and 34 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka Freedom Party senior says disciplinary action against party members who attended Ratnapura rally
-- [1 hour and 42 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka, China end stalemate over Colombo Port Project
-- [1 hour and 50 minutes ago]
Financial Fraud Investigation Unit of Sri Lanka police investigates MIG- 27 deal
-- [8 hours ago]
CID questions former Sri Lankan minister over journalists' murder
-- [9 hours ago]
Sri Lankan Prime Minister to visit North to hold discussions with Tamil leaders
Two Universities Visit at Indiana Buddhist Temple

Copyright © 2000, 2014 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.