Mar 25, 2020

CAA sues for overcharging customers

The Consumer Affairs Authority has raided the e-commerce platform earlier today (25) for selling essential food items at exorbitant prices which are several times well over the Maximum Retail Price set by the government.

The CAA says that the company has been selling a fish tin at Rs. 550 (MRP Rs. 100), a kilo of Big onion at Rs. 500 (MRP - Rs. 150), a kilo of dhal at Rs. 180 (MRP- Rs. 65) and a kilo of wheat flour at Rs. 350 (MRP - Rs. 92).

The CAA says that the company had pledged to return the overcharged customers their money.

The CAA has also taken measures to sue the company for ripping off customers during a time when curfew has been imposed across the country.

Speaking to 'Sri Lanka Mirror', Director of the CAA and Information at the Authority, Mr. Asela Bandara urged public to inform them if they encounter other companies engaged in similar practices.

'Sri Lanka Mirror' exposed this unethical practice of earlier this morning (25).

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