Sri Lanka Consumer Affairs Authority in the lookout for 75,000 errant traders

June 15, Colombo: Sri Lanka Ministry of Cooperatives and Internal Trade has directed the officials of the Consumer Affairs Authority to apprehend around 75,000 errant traders this year.

The Ministry has estimated that there are around 75,000 scrupulous traders who are engaged in trade offences that violate the Consumer Protection Act.

So far within the first half of this year, the Consumer Affairs Authority has arrested 20,000 traders for trade offences and 15,000 of them have been produced in court, according to a spokesman of the Authority.

Exceeding the controlled price, selling of expired items, lower weight, excessively high prices, and not displaying the prices are the most common offences, says the Consumer Affairs Authority.

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