Coca-Cola Beverages Sri Lanka Ltd., said yesterday, there is no legal impediment for the Company to continue with its production, distribution and sales.
Issuing a press release, they said: Over the past few days, there have been some reports in the media, alluding to the suspension of the Company’s operations, following a Court order.
We would like to take this opportunity to clarify that the case being referred to in the media, was originally called in January 2011. A Public Health Inspector filed a complaint in the Kebithigollewa Magistrate’s Court regarding a 500 ml Coca-Cola PET bottle, which allegedly did not have the date code printed on it.
Subsequent to the Magistrate’s conviction order, Coca-Cola Sri Lanka filed an appeal in June 2012 in the Provincial High Court of Anuradhapura, which stayed the operation of the Magistrate’s order. During the pendency of the appeal, the Magistrate’s Court issued its order of sentencing on the direction of the High Court on 21 of November 2013. The Company forthwith lodged an appeal on 22 November 2013 against the said sentence as well, which too has been stayed by the High Court.
Therefore, currently, there is no impact on Coca-Cola Sri Lanka’s operations.
(Courtesy: Ceylon Today)