Sri Lanka Consumer Protection Act

Consumer protection in Sri Lanka is regulated under the Consumer Protection Act 1979, as amended in 1980, 1992 and 1995 (the “CPA”). The CPA, which came into effect on January 1st, 1979, set forth a set of rules applicable to consumer protection, regulation of internal trade and the establishment of fair trade practices.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What are the powers of the Commissioner under the CPA?
What are the main obligations of traders under the CPA?
What specific obligations apply to the practice of exclusive dealing?
What main provisions apply to the violation of the CPA?


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