12.5 Kg LPG cylinders should be available for sale
A Gazette Extraordinary has been issued prohibiting traders from refusing to sell or compelling consumers not to buy 12.5 kg cylinders of domestic Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG). The Gazette issued under the powers vested in it by Section 10(l) (b) (ii) of the Consumer Affairs Authority Act No. 09 of 2003 came into effect from 9 June.
In the Gazette notification, the Consumer Affairs Authority (CAA) headed by Retired Major General Shantha Dissanayake has directed all manufacturers and traders of LPG to ensure that adequate quantities of the domestic LPG cylinders weighing 12.5kg were available for sale at all LPG sales outlets nationwide.
Furthermore, it is declared that no trader who has in his or her possession or custody or under his or her control, the 12.5kg domestic LPG cylinders shall refuse to sell them or in any manner directly or indirectly compel consumers not to purchase such cylinders. The CAA has issued the Gazette following a spate of complaints received that sufficient stocks of gas cylinders with the requisite weight not being available for sale in the domestic market during the past few weeks.