CAA to monitor e-commerce platforms

CAA to monitor e-commerce platforms

CAA to monitor e-commerce platforms

Written by Staff Writer

05 Apr, 2020 | 10:25 pm

COLOMBO (News1st): The Consumer Affairs Authority (CAA) has decided to monitor e-commerce platforms, amidst complaints that goods are sold at high rates.

In late March, the CAA raided a leading e-commerce platform, for selling essential food items at rates higher than the maximum retail prices imposed by the government.

“We have asked sellers to sell at the maximum retail price while products without such a demarcation have been given controlled prices by the CAA,” authority Chairman Maj Gen (Rtd) D. MS. Dissannayake told local media.

Videos of the raid circulating on social media showed that the organisation was issuing a bill that only had the total price instead of an itemized bill.

The organisation’s officials were seen trying to justify the exorbitant prices but they had rectified the price formula after CAA officials said they would take legal action against them.

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