The All Ceylon Canteen Owners’ Association (ACCOA) yesterday (22) urged the Consumer Affairs Authority (CAA) not to withdraw the Gazette Notification stipulating a maximum retail price per egg.
A group of ACCOA members yesterday (22) met the officers of the CAA and personally made the request.
During a discussion, ACCOA pointed out that the unjust hiking of egg prices by errant traders had become unbearable not only for consumers but also for medium and large scale canteen operators.
Hence, the ACCOA has urged the CAA officials to ensure the purchase of eggs at a certified price by consumers and to raid all boutiques and traders who sell eggs beyond the stipulated price.
By Amith Gamage