Street food vendor arrested for price-gouging & verbally harassing a foreigner

Street food vendor arrested for price-gouging & verbally harassing a foreigner

April 16, 2024   08:58 pm

The police have arrested the owner of a street food stall in Aluthkade (Hulftsdorp) for price-gouging and verbally harassing a foreigner.

The arrest was made by the officers of Keselwatta Police based on a widely-circulated video of the said vendor who attempted to charge Rs. 1,900 from a foreigner for a Kottu Roti.

The vendor was also seen behaving in a verbally aggressive manner when the foreigner refused to buy the food item at the quoted price.

The 51-year-old is reportedly a resident of Colombo 12 area. He will be produced before the Aluthkade Magistrate’s Court tomorrow (17).

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