CMC files cases for 7 eateries in Fort, Colombo

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By Lahiru Pothmulla  

The Health Department of the Colombo Municipality had filed cases against seven eateries near the Railway Station in Colombo Fort for operating them in an unhygienic manner.  

Chief Medical Officer of Colombo Dr. Ruwan Wijayamuni has instructed the health officials to conduct frequent raids targeting the upcoming festive season to nab eateries maintained in an unhygienic condition.  

Altogether 12 hotels have been inspected during a raid conducted by a team of health officers including a Medical Officer of Health and 10 Public Health Inspector (PHI) on Tuesday.  

Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Subash Mendis of the Municipality’s Food Hygiene and Safety Unit said 11 out of 12 hotels which were inspected, had been in violation of  food 
safety regulations.   

Apart from the seven eateries against which cases would be filed, four eateries were asked to close down for a day to clean them.  

Dr. Mendis said 150 kg of Kottu Roti, 80 kg of meat, 10 kg of fish, 20 kg of dust tea and 130 packets of expired sweet packets were destroyed following the raid which were found unsuitable for 
human consumption.