The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) spot-checked KAPRUKA the online shopping store in Kirulapone today (25) based on a complaint lodged with the Consumer Affairs Authority (CAA) on the grounds that it sells essential goods over the internet for more than double the market price.
"At the time of the checking, about 5,000 shopping containers have already been sold," A.A. Jazoor, Assistant Director of Consumer Affairs Authority, told media.
The KAPRUKA agency has been inspected as the Consumer Affairs Authority made available the facility to lodge such complaints online in the occurrence of curfew amid the corona pandemic.
Accordingly, the KAPRUKA Company, which has breached the terms of Consumer Act, would be sued before the Maliga Kanda Magistrate Court, Mr. Jazoor said.
KAPRUKA has been advised by the Consumer Affairs Authority to re-bill items sold for a higher price and reimburse the balance to the customers.
A can of sardine amounting to Rs. 100 was sold out for Rs. 550, a kilo of flour for Rs. 350. Moreover, KAPRUKA had provided all essential food items for more than the market price.