Unfit rice for flood victims destroyed
RATNAPURA: A consignment of rice to be distributed among flood
victims was unfit for human consumption, reports said.
Ratnapura Municipal Council health officers following a raid
destroyed 195 kilos of red-kekulu rice and another 72 kilos intended for
consumers. Health Officers also examined a stock of rice at the Elapatha
Co-op Union with the assistance of the Government Analyst.
Ratnapura additional district secretary, S.M. Nandasena, agreed that
there was a strong possibility of rice unfit for consumption reaching
the consumer and said steps would be taken to prevent it.