CAA to regulate essential items, Gazette Extraordinary issued

All persons who stock corn, sugar, powdered milk, paddy and rice will have to register  themselves with the Consumer Affairs Authority (CAA), in a bid to prevent them from concealing such stocks.

A Gazette Extraordinary has been issued in this regard by the CAA Chairman Major General (Rtd.) Shantha Dissanayake yesterday (11).

Without CAA registration, importers, producers, mill owners, collectors, store owners, distributors or wholesale sellers will be prohibited from holding such stocks in their possession.

Relevant individuals have been instructed to register themselves within a period of 7 days, however, the gazette  notification further stated that these directives will not apply to farmers who harvest rice and corn from their own cultivation.