The co-cabinet spokesman, Health Minister Dr Rajitha Senarathne, Commented on a media report, that social media had reported that an employee of a eatery in the Eastern Province had admitted serving food with crushed birth control pills, but there is no basis for such claims and that couldn’t be taken seriously.
Dr. Senaratne said that over the years there had been a spate of allegations, in some instances directed at doctors. But, subsequent investigations had proved there was no grounds for such accusations.
Deputy Inspector General of Police, Ampara, K. N. J. Wedisinghe told The Island that allegedly contaminated food sample had been sent to the Government Analyst. Wedisinghe said that investigation undertaken by the GA would help establish the truth. The DIG said that five persons had been so far arrested over their alleged involvement in organised attack on the eatery and damaged to other property in the vicinity.
However, the Minister said that he was ready to assist in the ongoing investigations into allegations that birth control pills had been mixed with food served at a roadside eatery.