Govt gets tough with rogue’ traders
Dec 20, 2010 7:00:00 PM - aussieindolanka.com
The Government yesterday reiterated that it would take every possible effort to prevent consumers from being exploited by traders who are attempting to make a fast buck during the festive season by creating an artificial shortage of essential commodities.
According to Trade, Consumer Affairs and Cooperatives Minister Johnston Fernando, the prices of essential items have seen a remarkable decline during November and December this year as against the corresponding period last year.
The Minister added that the price of a kilo of dhal has declined by Rs 30 during November and December when compared to the period under review last year.