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Anuradhapura Additional Magistrate Court Consumer Affairs Authority Versus SJ Computers Institute
This case has been filed based on a raid carried out by investigation officers of Consumer Affairs Authority of Anuradhapura District Secretariat. Therein the relevant officers had visited SJ Computers Institute and purchased an optical wheel mouse costs of Rs.450.00 and in the bill the cage for guarantee period had been crossed.
Consumer Affairs Authority has ordered the manufacturers/dealers/importers of all electric and/or electronic goods/ appliances/ accessories to give a guarantee period of at least of 6 months for electric and/or electronic goods/ appliances/ accessories as per the order No.37 published by 1726/16 of 04th October 2011 of Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka ,functioning under section 10(1)of Consumer Affairs Authority Act.
However, since the relevant seller had sold an optical wheel mouse without giving a guarantee period, consumer Affairs Authority filled a case against him at the court. Two witness in the part of Consumer Affairs Authority presented evidence and the defendant was the witness in his part to present evidence at the court. The court has taken the evidence into consideration and decided that the defendant had sold a mouse without giving a guarantee period of six months without any reasonable suspicion and decided that defendant is the convict. Accordingly, court made him an order to make a fine of Rs.3000/-