Gallons of fresh milk bought from dairy farmers by ‘Milco’ company at Ambewela are being thrown away say reports. The amount of fresh milk discarded since May this year by ‘Milco’ due to non availability of storing facilities is more than 4,000,000 liters say these reports.
Economists, meanwhile, say the government that stated it had a programme to improve the living standard of dairy farmers is wasting public money. The authorities have not paid any attention to solve this issue. They ask whether throwing away milk bought from local dairy farmers while billions are spent to import 80% of milk products needed for the country the latest miracle of ‘Mahinda Chinthanaya.’