Errant Sathosa traders beware
Consumer Affairs Authority (CAA) will take legal action against 40
errant Lanka Sathosa traders nabbed during a Flying Squad raid
"We commenced raids to nab errant Sathosa traders engaged in unfair
trade practices, following complaints of consumers, on the instructions
of Co-operatives and Internal Trade Minister Johnston Fernando," CAA
chairman Rumi Marzook said.
"Most Sathosa traders fleeced consumers by failing to display the
prices of consumer items. Raids were carried out to restore consumer
trust on public institutions," Marzook said.
Minister Fernando directed the CAA chairman to raid Sathosa outlets
islandwide to nab errant traders who breach consumer protection laws.
"Public institutions like the Sathosa should be committed to provide
branded products and services without any shortage to consumers. Both
state and private institutions selling goods and services to consumers
have a responsibility to provide quality services to consumers, while
respecting the rules and regulations," the minister said.