Lankapage Logo CP 21 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* CAA requests public to use hotline to notify of errant traders selling above market prices
Sun, Apr 5, 2020, 11:52 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 05, Colombo: The Consumer Affairs Authority (CAA) requests the public to call 1977 hotline and inform of mobile traders who sell dry food items at higher prices.

The Gampaha District Investigation Unit of the Consumer Affairs Authority has taken measures to investigate the sale of dry food items by trades from mobile vehicles at higher prices.

The head of the Gampaha District Consumer Affairs Authority Pradeep Kaluarachchi said steps have been taken to conduct inspections in response to complaints received by the CAA from consumers that due to the curfew enforced in the country, certain vendors in mobile vehicles visit the public at homes and sell dry goods at much higher prices.

The Investigation Unit carried out inspections in the Gampaha, Attanagalla, Nittambuwa and Pasyala areas today (5) taking steps to advise traders against selling items at higher prices and in future, legal action will be taken against the errant traders who will continue to sell at higher prices, the official said.

The head of the investigation Pradeep Kaluarachchi stated that the customers had lodged complaints that while the controlled price of a kilo of dhal is fixed at Rs. 65, a can of fish (425 grams) at Rs. 100 and a kilo of B opinions at Rs. 150, some traders sell at higher prices such as a kilo of dhal at Rs. 240, and a kilo of B onions at Rs. 200.

He also requested the public to notify the 1977 hotline with the vehicle registration number of the relevant mobile trader.


ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories ::
Four people who went to bathe in Ellewala falls are missing
-- [7 hours ago]
Long-term reforms should be carried out with good governance and transparency - U.S. Ambassador
-- [7 hours ago]
IMF has no influence on Sri Lanka’s election process
-- [8 hours ago]
Cabinet empowers the Finance Secretary to sign the IMF Agreement
-- [8 hours ago]
Suren Cooke Agencies makes strides towards a cleaner Sri Lanka with an Ocean Clean-Up initiative
-- [9 hours ago]
Brandix ‘RightToRead’ initiative gains momentum enriching Sri Lanka students and transforming learning
-- [9 hours ago]
IMF commends Sri Lanka’s reform program built on strong policy measures
-- [9 hours ago]
British Council launches revamped UK agent and counsellor engagement platform
Sri Lankan President welcomes IMF Executive Board’s approval of $ 3 billion fund facility
IMF Executive Board approves US$3 billion under the Extended Fund Facility (EFF) arrangement for Sri Lanka

Copyright © 2000, 2020 by (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.