15 cases filed against errant cement traders, Sri Lanka

15 cases filed against errant cement traders, Sri Lanka
Published: 22 October 2007

The Consumer Affairs Authority (CAA) has filed 15 Court cases against errant traders who have abused the Consumer Affairs Act by concealing and selling cement at a higher price.

A CAA spokesman told the Daily News errant traders fleecing consumers by creating an artificial cement shortage will be fined.

The CAA has conducted raids in Kelaniya, Kadawatha, Kalutara, Wadduwa, Ratmalana and Anuradhapura following complaints.

The spokesman said more raids will be continued.

Some traders had sold cement above the prices marked on the label. The raids have targeted traders selling cement at high prices, not displaying price tags and traders duping consumers with dubious marketing tactics.

Raids are being conducted by District Offices of the CAA while the Head Office conducts raids in Colombo.