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Testing coconut oil commenced after our Government came into power – State Minister Lanza

State Minister Nimal Lanza opening the Magul Pokuna Church Road in Wattala yesterday.
State Minister Nimal Lanza opening the Magul Pokuna Church Road in Wattala yesterday.

Coconut oil testing commenced after our Government came into power last year, Rural Roads and Other Infrastructure State Minister Nimal Lanza said.

He said that the tests proved that the recently imported coconut oil contained carcinogens thereby preventing the public from consuming the oil.

State Minister Nimal Lanza was participating in the opening ceremony of the Magul Pokuna Church Road in the Wattala Electorate yesterday.

He said that some allege that the carcinogenic coconut oil is in the market today. He said that the coconut oil from overseas was tested for carcinogens from 2020. After Gotabaya Rajapaksa became the President, this racket was busted because he asked to commence investigation. The coconut oil was not tested before 2020. Even though they had contained carcinogens, people would have consumed the oil. It has been ordered now to re-export the carcinogenic coconut oil. If anyone has violated the order, we would enforce the law against that one. However, carcinogenic coconut oil has not been found in the market. We will not allow the people to be given substances with harmful carcinogens or substances,” the State Minister said.

He said that after the Easter bomb attacks, the Easter Sunday was not celebrated here. Instead, those died in the Easter attacks were commemorated. The Masterminds in the Easter attacks will be punished. The President will take the necessary steps in this regard. The ruling party at that time is in the Opposition today. Those who are accused by the people of the Easter attacks are on Sajith Premadasa's stage today,” the State Minister said.

He said that the Government must be protected. “President Gotabaya Rajapaksa loves the environment. He has entrusted the task of protecting the environment to the Army today. Anyone who destroys the environment will be arrested. The President has instructed us to protect the environment while carrying out development,” State Minister Nimal Lanza said.