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Traders selling rice above control price will be nabbed

Dec 10, 2010 6:24:03 AM - itnnews.lk

Minister Johnston Fernando has said that raids will be carried out to arrest unscrupulous traders who sell rice above the control price.

He said that the Consumer Authority has been given instructions to carry out the raids and take legal action against traders who sell goods above the controlled price. Trade will not be permitted to increase prices of essential goods during the festive season. He emphasized that the government will intervene in and import commodities and pass on the maximum benefits to the people.