Le­gal ac­tion against three out of seven

Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka) - - METRO - BY LAHIRU POTHMULLA

In a raid car­ried out by the Health Depart­ment of­fi­cials of the Colombo Mu­nic­i­pal­ity along Hor­ton Place yesterday, three restau­rants had been found to be main­tained in an un­hy­gienic man­ner.

The raid was con­ducted by a team of PHIS and health of­fi­cers led by Cin­na­mon Gar­dens and Borella area Med­i­cal Of­fi­cer of Health (MOH) Dr. Subash Mendis un­der the in­struc­tions of the Mu­nic­i­pal­ity’s Chief Med­i­cal Of­fi­cer Dr. Ruwan Wi­jaya­muni.

Dr. Mendis said they in­spected seven restau­rants dur­ing the raid and that they would take le­gal ac­tion against the three un­hy­gienic restau­rants.

From the three restau­rants, one restau­rant which is fa­mous for veg­e­tar­ian cui­sine had been found main­tained in a de­plorable man­ner and had been warned to keep closed for two days to up­grade the sta­tus.

“Food items had not been stored prop­erly at this restau­rant and the kitchen uten­sils were un­clean. Garbage bins were over­flow­ing and there were garbage piles ev­ery­where. An aban­doned pool nearby and sev­eral tyres were filled with mosquito lar­vae as well,” Dr. Mendis said.

He said apart from the three restau­rants which were rep­ri­manded, the con­di­tion of the oth­ers were com­mend­able.

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