The Samagi Jana Balawegaya has questioned the government if consumers must bear the losses of the sugar fraud.
Parliamentarian Harsha de Silva charged that the Consumer Affairs Authority has failed to take any action despite the rise in the price of sugar.
MP de Silva said the Director General of the Consumer Affairs Authority and the head of the Ports Authority have an understanding, where the Port daily or weekly informs the Authority on imports, the importer, the quantity and at what cost.
He said all data is with the Consumer Affairs Authority.
The Parliamentarian said the Consumer Affairs Authority is well aware of the quantity of sugar being imported and where it is stored due to the Gazette Notification issued on 11the of June 2021 stating sugar cannot be stored without being registered with the Authority.