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* Sri Lankan government to raid price gouging traders
Fri, Apr 2, 2010, 07:10 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 02, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Consumer Affairs Authority (CAA) has taken measures to carry out raids to nab errant traders throughout the country during the upcoming New Year festive season.

Chairman of the CAA, Rumi Marshook said 75 newly trained officers will be deployed island wide to carry out the raids on price gouging vendors.

In addition, action will be taken against vendors who sell expired products and who do not display price lists, the Chairman warned.

The CAA has carried out 2,750 raids last month, especially to nab traders selling rice above government set prices. The Authority has taken action against 1,300 traders charged with selling rice above the government set price.

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