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Threat To Take Legal Action

Sep 14, 2011 8:04:55 AM - thesundayleader.lk

UNP parliamentarian Dayasiri Jayasekera, who has threatened legal action against the Consumer Affairs Authority (CAA) for importing and distributing sub standard cement, says he is yet to receive a response from the CAA to the issues raised by him.

Jayasekera said the CAA was the only authority that could take action against the sale of sub standard cement under a false Sri Lanka Standards (SLS) certificate.

Meanwhile, the National Cooperative Council of Sri Lanka (NCCSL) says a shipment of around 14,000 bags of cement is scheduled to arrive in the country fromPakistanon September 21.

The NCCSL comes under the purview of the Internal Trade Ministry and has been engaged in importing alleged sub standard cement from Pakistan.

The second shipment of a same amount of cement is to arrive in two weeks time, the NCCSL has said.

According to the Council, the shipment of cement was exported by two Pakistani companies named Tatta and Lucky cement.

Head of the NCCSL, Bandu Ranawaka has told the media that Lucky cement has received SLS certification following foreign lab tests.