Price of land and vehicles need to be displayed: CAA

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The Consumer Affairs Authority (CAA) yesterday emphasized the need to display the price of properties and vehicles that are up for sale.

The Authority said the display of prices was a necessity under paragraph 26 of its Act.

CAA Chairman Rumi Marzook said some consumers had complained that they were misguided as the selling prices were not displayed on products.

The Authority said people faced great difficulties due to unscrupulous acts by some brokers with the aim of making excessive profits. The CAA has planned to conducts surprise checks on institutions that sell motor vehicle and land at which the selling prices are not indicated.

When publishing advertisements in newspapers, films, TV, video, audio, broadcasting centres, internet or other print and electronic media, it is essential to state the prices according to the gazette notification of 07.01.2011.

The CAA Chairman said prices are generally mentioned in the print media but it is hardly so in the electronic media.(Darshana Sanjeewa)

  Comments - 10

  • Magedargamage Monday, 11 May 2015 01:11 PM

    Price is not sufficient. The year of manufacture, cylinder capacity, mileage etc. should also be displayed on the screen.

    raj Monday, 11 May 2015 01:37 PM

    Absolute necessity

    leel Monday, 11 May 2015 05:18 PM

    1 year uninteruppted service warranty.

    mohanarajan Monday, 11 May 2015 07:55 PM

    Good protect the rights of general public. Thanks

    San Monday, 11 May 2015 10:04 AM

    Good move!

    Vehicle Sellers Monday, 11 May 2015 10:21 AM

    This is a really very good move by the government we ever waited

    ANTON Monday, 11 May 2015 10:48 AM


    Silva Monday, 11 May 2015 11:03 AM

    Very very good move indeed, but bad for swindlers !

    USOOF Monday, 11 May 2015 11:59 AM


    Martin Monday, 11 May 2015 12:22 PM

    What Sri Lanka needs is a law that says all products will need a 1 year warranty.

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