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Tuesday, 28 February 2017 - 16:49
Hidden rice stocks discovered from Pettah
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The Consumer Affairs Authority officers were able to discover and arrest 42,100 kilograms of rice in Pettah that was stored and kept away from selling in the market.

The rice stocks that were found hidden in three shops in Pettah were sealed and CAA said that it will be taking legal action against it.

During the last two days the CAA was able to raid 172 shops that sold rice above maximum retail price and the number of such raids carried out in February alone amounted to 2064.

Legal action was taken against 1367 sellers and businessmen who violated the consumer laws.

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