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All consumer goods advertised in the media must specifically mention the retail price in its advertisement with effect from Feb 1, 2011, the Consumer Affairs Authority (CAA) said in a special gazette notification today.

The Government Notification states -

 “The Consumer Affairs Authority Acting under section 10(1)(a0 of the Consumer Affaires Authority Act , do hereby direct that all manufactures, importers, distributors and traders in every advertisement in respect of the sale of any article or articles published in newspapers, films, television, video, audio, internet or any other print, electric or electronic media shall specifically mention the retail price of such article or articles for sale in such advertisement. If different models, sizes, types or grades of any article are specified in such advertisement every such Manufactures, importers, distributors and traders should specify the retail price of each such model, size, type or grade of any such article specified in such advertisement.” (Daily Mirror online)
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  • hishy Wednesday, 19 January 2011 02:38 PM

    Even Political ads should tell us what the candidate's price is to cross over once he wins

    Royalist Tuesday, 18 January 2011 11:55 AM

    Brilliant... Now we can read the difference in price of a Can of Salmon from Jaffna, to Matara from that of Colombo... and decide to buy all our Salmon Tins from Colombo! Our adverts will look like the Hunt's Racing Form... Some pea-brain forgot the transport & handling costs, Brilliant stuff... coming from Kindergarten,,,,

    Hasiya Tuesday, 18 January 2011 11:58 AM

    Good move..! Hope this will be actively implemented

    TMA Tuesday, 18 January 2011 11:59 AM

    hahaha! what a comedy this country is turning in2

    Konde bendapu china Tuesday, 18 January 2011 12:01 PM

    very good,always they hide the price which one of the important factor

    Farook Tuesday, 18 January 2011 12:10 PM

    Good move. This should be extended to all trades. Specially supermarkets and the sillara kades.

    Loki Tuesday, 18 January 2011 12:08 PM

    They should implement this and the other brilliant ideas(,camels,ostrich,banning miniskirts etc) from the 1st of april.

    Yehiya-Doha Tuesday, 18 January 2011 12:20 PM

    This is fun. There are lot of law to advertise the drug. NOT MEET SINGLE REQUIREMENT. All for book.

    Bird Eye Wednesday, 19 January 2011 03:31 AM

    Royalist
    Have you visited any other country? It seems not.

    Ashoka Tuesday, 18 January 2011 12:22 PM

    Not whole sale price? Our comedians do things like that instead of reducing prices by some proper means. We live in banana republic.

    dome Wednesday, 19 January 2011 03:48 AM

    I think Government has forgotten that this move will reveal the tragic situation of the country wide open (sky high prices)

    Pandula Tuesday, 18 January 2011 12:54 PM

    Same story How many times. What government doing is repeating the news items. Daily mirror please publish the how many times same news appered and when. Then our people can understand how much the effciency of our GOV.

    Calm Tuesday, 18 January 2011 01:08 PM

    It is one thing to advertise the price, but it being sold at that price is a different thing. Will the Consumer Affairs Authority see to it that the public are able to purchase at the advertised price?
    Probably , we may have to report it to the authorities when we are over charged, forwarding the purchase bill, It so happens that the shopkeeper would not give us a bill if he is overcharging!
    These are not workable regulations.

    Holman Tuesday, 18 January 2011 01:11 PM

    Traders will use gimmick in their prices so that the consumers get cheated !

    Ane Manda Tuesday, 18 January 2011 01:49 PM

    What is wrong with displaying the price tag?

    sham Tuesday, 18 January 2011 01:56 PM

    ha ha ha good move...

    Truth Exposed Tuesday, 18 January 2011 02:17 PM

    One of the best directives for a long time and a most welcome move.

    Tee Wednesday, 19 January 2011 05:44 AM

    Very good move, hope this will work.
    But i see some like smoking in public places , still it is happening.

    ampare son Tuesday, 18 January 2011 02:28 PM

    if you living U.S.A or CANADA you can see retail price. dont talk like frog in the wel.

    Sudesh Wednesday, 19 January 2011 05:58 AM

    not practical. there are lot of advertisments promoting the brand name. they have hundreds of products.. so how can they show price? are they to show prices of all products they have?

    I Hussein Tuesday, 18 January 2011 02:45 PM

    T'riffic! This is commendable.

    Rajitha Tuesday, 18 January 2011 02:53 PM

    hey what's the comedy? don't you think it's useful for the consumers?

    CONSUMER Wednesday, 19 January 2011 06:26 AM

    LOT OF NON WORKABLE THINGS HAPPENEED UNDER CURRENT RULING RECENT PAST. LETS GIVE A TRY...anyway greate move...

    Thambi Wednesday, 19 January 2011 07:04 AM

    Good news, but this need to be policed effectively.

    citizen1 Tuesday, 18 January 2011 03:43 PM

    Don't forget, no vegetables to be sold in Kelanya!

    KHKaru Tuesday, 18 January 2011 04:00 PM

    Impossible, unless the inflation is zero. Otherwise the ads. will have to be revised every few days.

    mlj Wednesday, 19 January 2011 08:45 PM

    #ampare son - why is everylone so worried about USA, CANADA, etc. We are talking about all the nonsense that goes on in Sri Lanka!

    rakesp Wednesday, 19 January 2011 09:10 AM

    i think it is not a new law.
    but every new legistators are trying to do this as new.
    where we are going??????????????????????

    gamunu Tuesday, 18 January 2011 06:09 PM

    Ashoka this may not go all the way to solve high cost of living but would stop unscrupulous pricing,especially in rural areas.

    Arshad Kaleel Wednesday, 19 January 2011 11:09 AM

    Good move, most of the time we have to pay more that the listed retail price.

    Royalist Tuesday, 18 January 2011 07:17 PM

    Well, +10 - 15 just confirms to me that the consumer is the King without the clothes... WYGWYS has never taken roots in Sri Lanka...

    shakspear Wednesday, 19 January 2011 12:06 AM

    like reducing the weight. Good example is gas cylinders.

    adahan Wednesday, 19 January 2011 01:48 AM

    This can only be backed by strict punishment if the masses are to benefit from regulations like this.


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