"More Food Items With Cancerous Elements Available In Market": SLSI Director General's Statement Sparks Fierce Controversy

Director General of the Sri Lanka Standards Institute Siddhika Senaratne sparked a fresh controversy saying there could be more food items in the market containing cancerous elements.

Speaking to a TV programme, Senaratne said they did not intend to take action against them at this point as such a move could lead to the collapse of some big companies.

"Therefore, we will give these companies more time to correct their actions," she said.

However, Senaratne's comments have created a fierce debate in the social media space with many parties questioning the SLSI's inaction.

This came in the wake of the controversy surrounding the coconut oil containing cancerous elements.

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