Sri Lankan government strengthens monitoring of sugar stocks

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Sri Lanka: The Consumer Affairs Authority (CAA) has issued a Gazette Extraordinary making it mandatory for all the persons who stock sugar, corn, powdered milk, paddy and rice to register themselves with CAA. The step has been taken to prevent the shortage of stock in the market.

CAA Chairman Major General (Rtd.) Shantha Dissanayake issued the order in this regard yesterday.

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

The concerned individuals have been asked to register themselves within 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.

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