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9 April 2011 05:32 am - 4     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The Consumer Affairs Authority (CAA) today announced that they have taken legal action against some 1000 traders who sold rice for high prices.

A CAA official told Daily Mirror online that the errant traders were nabbed during raids conducted since February 2011. “We started receiving complaints about rice being sold for high prices. This trend commenced following the floods that affected the Northern part of the country,” he added.

Speaking further the official stated that the number of such errant traders have dropped as a result of their constant raids. “We hope to increase the frequency of the raids and we have also taken steps to deploy mobile raiding units to crack down on such fraudulent vendors,” he added. ( Lakna Paranamanna)

  Comments - 4

  • Yehiya-Doha Saturday, 09 April 2011 06:15 AM

    How come indian tomato to market.

    sxhabeeb Saturday, 09 April 2011 06:37 AM

    The govt has taken some good actions to protect the customers from various errant business activities. Thanks. also i would like to request from the relevant authorities (to whom this matter may concern) During many festive seasons like Aluth Avurudu, and Vesak, many individuals and bogus organizations and committee people collect money from the public, and business people mentioning the names of politicians, and may be some big shots of the community, and Underworld leaders. The govt must bring some stern action against. cos we do not know the accuracy of these activities. the people who come to collect money, should have approval from the relevant Divisional Secretary and approved by the area police officer allowing them to collect money and should give official receipt.

    sltk2004 Saturday, 09 April 2011 11:16 AM

    Good timing! Put them in jail, and force the shops to close during the festive season.

    sena Saturday, 09 April 2011 03:15 PM

    also i heard that food items are added with lot of harmful chemicals to keep them "fresh". Hope media like Daily Mirror take a lead in informing the public and government

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