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* Government is conducting a detailed investigation regarding the issue on coconut oil – Minister Rambukwella
Tue, Apr 6, 2021, 08:12 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 06, Colombo: The Cabinet Spokesperson, Minister Keheliya Rambukwella said the government is conducting a detailed investigation into the presence of aflatoxins in coconut oil imported to Sri Lanka.

Speaking at the cabinet decision media briefing held today (06) at the Department of Government Information, the Minister said action will be taken against if government officials are involved in the importation of coconut oil containing aflatoxins.

He said that the importation of coconut oil in this manner could have been carried out for a long period of time and the government has decided to look into this matter as it has come to the limelight now.

Commenting on the gazette notification issued to ban the importation of palm oil, the Minister said that the gazette notification would be altered in the future as the price of coconut oil in the local market could increase due to this gazette notification.

 

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