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CID To Help Catch Errant Traders

Feb 11, 2011 9:41:17 PM - thesundayleader.lk

The Cooperatives and Internal Trade Ministry has sought the help of the Criminal Investigation Department’s (CID) to crack down on traders who are selling rice above the capped prices.

Cooperatives and Internal Trade Minister Johnston Fernando has said the CID is to assist the Ministry take action against the errant traders.

The Ministry has decided to clamp down on traders who are hoarding rice stocks creating an artificial shortage and traders selling at higher prices.
Fernando has alleged that the rice mafia is trying to create a shortage capitalizing on the floods.