Errant rice flour trader fined

A trader found guilty of displaying and selling outdated packets of rice flour infested with insects and worms which were unsuitable for human consumption was imposed a fine of Rs. 10,000 by Deiyandara Chief Magistrate and Additional District Judge H. U. K. Pelpola.

The accused was also sentenced to a six months imprisonment suspended for two years by the Magistrate. A trader of Narawelpita in the area of the Hakmana Divisional Office of the Medical Officer of Health was the accused in this case.

Public Health Inspectors Dhamika Vidhanapathirana and K. J. A. S. Munasinhe attached to Office of the Divisional Medical Officer of Health Hakmana made this raid and prosecuted in the Magistrate’s Court Deiyandara.

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