CID help to catch rice traders

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The Trade Ministry is seeking the Criminal Investigation Department’s (CID) services to round up traders who are selling rice above the price ceiling, Minister of Internal Trade and Cooperatives Johnston Fernando said.

“We will be assisted by the CID to take legal action against errant traders,” Minister Fernando said. According to him this decision was arrived to help find the traders who are hoarding rice stocks creating an artificial shortage and traders selling at higher prices.

The rice mafia is trying to create a shortage capitalizing on the floods, Minister Fernando said. “We are confidant that last times yield can see us through the disruption of floods,” he added.

The Consumer Affairs Authority (CAA) rounded up some rice traders in Pettah for selling rice at prices above the price ceiling price, Minister Fernando said. The CAA will be conducting surprise raids on tip offs and CID’s direction, he said.

“More than 11,000 kilograms of rice were hidden and deemed not for sale. These traders were planning to make higher profits driving up the prices before they sell their stock,” he added. (Sumaiya Rizvi)

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  • Konde bendapu china Friday, 11 February 2011 10:09 AM

    Go Jonny Go,1st Dambulla

    Ranjith Friday, 11 February 2011 10:12 AM

    Those big shots affiliated to Chinthanaya will be spared

    Tharaka Chanaka Friday, 11 February 2011 10:35 AM

    Why not call Scotland yard?

    Mushi Friday, 11 February 2011 10:46 AM

    Very good move!

    Tharaka Chanaka Friday, 11 February 2011 11:02 AM

    A good way to start is to firstly investigate the Minister's bank account...

    THE UNDER TAKER Saturday, 12 February 2011 04:01 AM

    NO A DAYS NO WORK FOR CID( AFTR WAR) NOW CATCHING RICE TRADERS- VERY FUNNY GUYS

    asoka abeywardena Saturday, 12 February 2011 04:03 AM

    johnny are you a clean man, in the first place...?

    Calistus Jayatilleke Friday, 11 February 2011 12:44 PM

    Days of "Haal Polla" are around the corner.

    dsd Friday, 11 February 2011 12:58 PM

    CAA groups Acc. also

    Neomal Friday, 11 February 2011 02:27 PM

    Has the CID given up on Danuna? Only small stuff like catching rice traders is possible with our CID.

    hamaduru Friday, 11 February 2011 02:46 PM

    chintanaya ...chintanay jayawayawa.......where uncle johnson

    aun.silva87 Friday, 11 February 2011 02:51 PM

    Catching small frys and leaving the sharks!!


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