Kandy CAA cracks down on crooked businesses

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The Kandy Consumer Affairs Authority has begun raiding businesses which violate the Consumer Protection Act, by selling eggs above the maximum control price and concealing stocks.

Two businessmen who hoarded eggs and sold them at inflated prices will be charged and produced before the Kandy Magistrate.

The Consumer Affairs Authority has issued a gazette notification stating that the maximum retail price of a white egg is Rs 43 and the maximum retail price of a red egg is Rs 45, in a bid to halt the sale of eggs at inflated prices.

According to the instructions of the Kandy Consumer Affairs Authority Secretary, Chandana Thennakone, the Kandy Consumer Affairs Authority has begun raiding businesses that are in violation of the aforementioned laws.

Head of Kandy Consumer Affairs Authority, Thusara Ranapana said many businessmen engaging in illegal practices have been warned, and those who continue to violate the Act will be prosecuted.

By K.L. Suraweera