consumer affairs authority carries out investigations based either upon its own motion or on any complaint / requests made by any consumer or organization of consumers.
individual consumer or any organization of consumers can make complaints or can provide information on erroneous trade practices.
support documents required
- a copy of purchase receipt
- defective products
whose signature should be on the complaint:the complainant should sign on the application.
where to submit the complaint:complaint should be submitted to the caa.
whom to submit the complaint:the applicant should direct the complaint to the director general.
there is no pre-designed application form. applicants are welcome to apply through letters.
step 1: applicant submits the complaint to the caa.
step 2: complaint is handed over to the consumer affairs & investigation division to initiate investigation.
step 3: division examine the authenticity of the complaint
step 4: division designs the investigation methodology and handover the task to the investigation team.
step 5: investigation team performs the investigation
step 6: the productions and the completed information sheet is handed over to the compliance & enforcement division to initiate legal proceedings.
step 7: compliance & enforcement division draft plaints and charge sheets
step 8: file the cases in the respective magistrate’s court.
note: if the case is proved, the magistrate fines the trader as per the provisions of the caa act.
the process time depends on the investigation
submission time line:
working days - monday to friday
counter open hours - 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
holidays - public holidays & mercantile holidays
validity time line:
there is no specified time
cost related to the services
cost: there isn’t any cost involved in the service provided
fee: cost is born by the authority.
penalties: no penalties
surcharges: no additional costs involved in this service
organization informationconsumer affairs authority
1st & 2nd floor,
mrs. chandrika thilakarathne
telephones:+94-11-2445897 / +94-11-2393495 / +94-11-2393577 hot line +94-11-3134446-8
fax nos:+94-11-2399148 / +94-11-2321696
email:email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org