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* Hotline introduced for Sri Lankan consumers to complain on rice prices
Sat, Aug 16, 2014, 11:27 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Aug 16, Colombo: Sri Lanka's consumer protection agency, Consumer Affairs Authority (CAA) has introduced a new hot line for the consumers to complain on rice prices exceeding the government controlled price.

Chairman of Consumer Affairs Authority Rumy Marzook told national news agency Lankapuvath that a special telephone number has been introduced for public to complain to the Authority around the clock about traders selling rice at prices over the controlled price.

The Consumer Affairs Authority has so far raided 400 vendors who sold goods for higher prices.

The government introduced a controlled price for rice on April (09). Accordingly, 1Kg of refined samba is to be sold at Rs 77, white raw at Rs. 68, red raw at Rs.66, white kakulu at Rs. 66, and red kakulu at Rs 60.

The Sri Lankan government in June decided to import 100,000 metric tons of rice to control the escalating price of Sri Lankan's staple food.

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