The Consumer Affairs Authority states, legal action has been taken against 119 traders who sold coconuts for more than Rs. 75.
Chairman of the Authority, Hasitha Thilakaratne, said raids are being carried out across the country in search of vendors who sell coconuts at rates higher than the control price.
Traders from Colombo and suburbs are among the majority to be charged for the offence.
Information about merchants who sell coconuts above the stipulated price, can be conveyed via the hotline 1977.
Recently, the committee meeting decided to remove the restrictions imposed on the importation of coconuts due to the rapid increase in its price.
According to President’s advice, industrialists will be able to import coconut without any constraints.