Jun 01, 2021

Shortage of salt won't happen - Govt.

A shortage of salt will not happen, minister Udaya Gammanpila says.

Speaking at the Cabinet briefing held earlier today (01), the minister addressed concerns of the local salt production being affected in the aftermath of the environmental disaster due to the disastrous fire in the MV X-Press Pearl ship.

Noting that chemicals leaked from the ship had not reached the areas where salterns are located, the minister said that therefore there is no reason for a shortage of salt to happen or for production to be halted.

Earlier, Chairman of the Lanka Salt Limited - Nishantha Sandabarana had also emphasised that such a shortage will not take place.