Order from chaos. As an entire nation scrambles for essential goods, suppliers are on the move to meet the demand. In the wake of the curfew, several grocery delivery services have sprung up to deliver your daily essentials to your doorstep.
Previously, online grocery shopping never caught up with Sri Lankan consumers because many found the experience of browsing and shopping at the physical store more relaxing and engaging.
But now with the sudden change in our lifestyles, we’re increasingly relying on delivery. Adding insult to injury, we saw a bumpy start with stories of price gouging.
The Consumer Affairs Authority (CAA) is actively monitoring the situation and has taken strict action against businesses selling goods beyond the MRP. If you paid above MRP for an item, please make a complaint to the CAA by calling 1977.