Food outlets in the name of Hela Bojun Hala are maintained throughout the island as a concept of the Ministry of Agriculture with the aim of promoting the food made out of rice flour instead of wheat flour.
This Hela Bojun Hala is a concept of the Ministry of Agriculture and it has been reported that some other people are also running food outlets in the same name.
Food items prepared in these Hela Bojun Hala are totally made out of local ingredients. These outlets maintained by the Ministry of Agriculture never sell the food made out of wheat flour. They sell only nutritious food made out of rice flour, sugar free fruit juices and Belimal drink and Ranawara drink that have high medicinal value.
These outlets never sell outdated and stale food. All these food items sold to consumers are fresh and straight off the pan.
The fake outlets maintained in the same name mislead the consumers and sell musty food and food made out of rice flour.
Therefore, the Ministry of Agriculture emphasizes that such fake food stalls are not belonging to the Ministry.
A discussion in this regard was held yesterday (27) at the Ministry of Agriculture and Mr.Mahinda Amaraweera, the Minister of Agriculture instructed the officials of the Ministry to frequently monitor these Hela Bojun Hala outlets to maintain its identity and the standard.
At present, a large number of people consume foods in these Hela Bojun Hala outlets established throughout the island.
However, the officials pointed out that these fake Hela Bojun Hala outlets cause a loss of confidence among the consumers of the real Hela Bojun Hala outlets.
The Minister stated that amongst the outlets maintained in the name of Hela Bojun Hala, only the outlets maintained by the Ministry of Agriculture provide hot and fresh foods made out of rice flour and also instructed the officials to prepare a suitable programme to maintain the standard of these outlets since the government had allocated a sum of Rs.100 million for the promotion of Hela Bojun Hala outlets in this year.