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Consumer Affairs Authority earns Rs. 89 million this year in fines on errant traders


Consumer Affairs Authority of Sri Lanka says it has filed cases against 20,510 errant traders who have violated consumer laws this year.

The Authority said that it conducted raids on 21,492 outlets during the year. The CAA has deployed special teams in main cities across the country to conduct raids.

The raids have been carried out on traders who have violated the Consumer Protection Act by not displaying the retail prices, selling expired products, selling at a higher price than the marked selling over the government price controls price and selling substandard goods.

The Authority said that it had earned Rs. 89 million in fines so far this year from the 16,675 traders who break the laws. Last year the authority earned Rs. 67.8 million in fines from 21,845 raids.

 

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