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Record information and status
Record ID
Date of creation
2005-05-10 14:34 UTC (andrew.bowers@cbd.int)
Date of last update
2020-02-22 17:09 UTC (sec@mahaweli.gov.lk)
Date of publication
2020-02-22 17:09 UTC (sec@mahaweli.gov.lk)

General Information
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sri Lanka
Title of document
Consumer Affairs Authority Act, No 9 of 2003
Legislative details
Type of document
  • Law
Subject areas
  • Handling, transport, packaging and identification
  • Public awareness and participation
Types of LMOs addressed
  • All types of organisms
Brief description of the document including objective and scope:
The Act has provision to establish the consumer affairs authority; to promote effective competition and the protection of consumers; to regulate internal trade and establish a consumer affairs council. 
Date of entry into force
Regulatory contact information
Contact person
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Additional Information
Additional Information
Section 10 (1) of the Act states that the Authority may, for the protection of the consumer- (a) issue general directions to manufacturers or traders in respect of labelling, price marking, packeting, sale or manufacture of any goods.
Section 12 (2) states that the Authority may by Notification published in the Gazette adopt such standards and specifications prescribed by the Sri Lanka Standards Institution established by the Sri Lanka Standards Institution Act, No. 6 of 1984, relating to the production, manufacture, supply, storage, transportation and sale of any goods, and to the supply of any services, as standards and specifications, to be determined under subsection. 
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