President of the National Movement for Consumer Rights Protection has reportedly filed a complaint against six directors of the Consumer Affairs Authority (CAA) for allegedly making foreign trips at the expense of a trader in Pettah. It is alleged that his trader had been importing expired food items to Sri Lanka for many years. The case has been filed at the Bribery Commission.
It was reported that that when the chairman of the CAA was questioned by the consumer rights watchdog, the chairman had informed them that there was no legal provision to stop the officials from making personal foreign trips together.
Ranjith Vithanage was quoted as saying that the trader was trying to inflict undue influence on the officers, which he claims amounts to bribery.