Sri Lanka consumer authority raids 1,400 shops

Apr 14, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s Consumer Affairs Authority (CAA) has said that during the first two weeks of this month the authority raided 1,400 shops for violations of consumer laws.

The Chairman of CAA, Rumi Marzook has said the legal action was taken against 700 traders for selling merchandise above the government set prices.

Another 300 had been raided for selling expired goods while 400 outlets had been raided for falling to display prices, the Chairman has revealed.

Marzook has said that special teams have been deployed in main cities across the country to conduct raids.

“Errant traders who breach consumer protection laws will be dealt with severely, he has said.

The raids are to continue in the next few weeks also, the Chairman added.

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