High Court suspends order against Bairaha chicken processing factory
The operations at Bairaha chicken processing factory in Mirigama resumed from Thursday after the High Court suspended the Attanagalle Magistrate’s Courts order preventing the functioning of the factory. The enjoining order was issued by the Attanagalle Magistrate’s Courts on March 5 over some issues relating to the alleged discharge of treated water and emission of vapour that could affect the environment.
A senior official of Bairaha farms PLC told The Sunday Times FT that the factory is now operating to its full capacity of 25,000 kilograms of chicken per day to prevent any shortages during the Sinhala and Tamil new year festive period.
He said the company has enough stocks to meet demand in the traditional Sinhala and Tamil New Year in mid-April. He added that the company has taken every possible step to prevent environmental pollution due to emissions of vapour and treated water. However he said that the production of chicken was affected to a certain extent by this court order that suspended production for 14 days at its slaughter house.