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Legal action against Ambewela Milco factory protesters

Groups of Workers protesting in front of the Ambewela Milco Factory Pictures by Chandrasiri Mahagama

Legal action will be taken against people who conducted a protest campaign opposite the Ambewela Milco Milk Factory as they have caused damage to a large number of factory assets and robbed several other equipments, Rural Economy Minister P. Harrison said.

Minister Harrison was responding to questions raised by the media during a workshop held for dairy farmers and a distribution of Milco members cards held at Kahatagasdigiliya recently.

Minister Harrison said, the Ambewela factory was about 50 years old. The factory had lacked a filtration faculty. Now water filtration machines were being installed at the new factory building. The installation of machines delayed owing to the tender procedure and other work activities. It was during this time that the protest campaign was launched. They would never leave room for any environmental damage. The delay had caused an injustice to dairy farmers and other water consumers. Steps would be taken to expedite installation work and prevent such inconvenience in future.