Nov 12, 2020

Arsenic in Sathosa tinned fish - SJB

The Samagi Jana Balawegaya has claimed that tinned fish sold at the state owned Sathosa outlets were contaminated by the excessive presence of a heavy metal known as arsenic.

“Usually a salmon tin has to have an arsenic percentage of one percent. But we have received reports that salmon tins at Sathosa stores have more than two percent of arsenic,” MP Ashok Abeysinghe had said.

However, speaking to a Sinhala daily newspaper, CEO of Sathosa - Mr. A.P. Pandithage had assured that all tinned fish stocks at Sathosa have been granted the SLS certification.