A gazette notification has been issued to prevent hiding stocks of rice, sugar, milk powder and maize.
According to the Minister of Trade Bandula Gunawardena, the importers, manufacturers, warehouses, collectors and distributors should be registered with the Consumer Affairs Authority.
The gazette notification prohibits the importation, manufacture, storage, storage and distribution of such goods without registration.
Accordingly, they have to register with the Consumer Affairs Authority within 07 days, where they have to provide the correct information about their inventory.
The gazette notification further stated that the law is not valid for paddy growers and maize growers to store the paddy harvest obtained from the cultivated land.
The above gazette notification has been signed by the Chairman of the Consumer Affairs Authority.