Cabinet gives green light to import eggs, again


COLOMBO (Information 1st) – Sri Lanka’s Cupboard of Ministers have as soon as once more granted approval to import eggs.

Commerce Minister Nalin Fernando talking to Information 1st stated the Cupboard granted approval to his proposal on Monday (9).

He stated eggs can be imported earlier than the tip of the week from India, and the distribution can be handed over to the personal sector, whereas Lanka Sathosa can be concerned within the sale of eggs.

The federal government determined to import eggs as an answer to deal with the excessive costs of eggs, because the native value of an egg is between Rs. 60/- to Rs. 70/-.

Nonetheless, in early January the All Ceylon Egg Producers Affiliation warned that if the federal government goes forward with its resolution to import eggs, the native producers would step away from the business.

The Chairman of the All Ceylon Egg Producers Affiliation talking to Information 1st stated that importing eggs would put the native business in danger.

In December 2022, as an answer to the excessive value of eggs, a particular program was launched by the Authorities to promote eggs on the value of Rs. 55/ within the Colombo and Gampaha districts.

Eggs had been offered for Rs. 55/- on the Fort Railway Station, Dematagoda, Slave Island, Dehiwala, Battaramulla, Nugegoda, Maharagama, Meegoda Financial Middle, Narahenpita Financial Middle, Torrington, and Homagama.

As well as, eggs had been offered for Rs. 55/- in Wattala, Ja-Ela, Ragama, Negombo, Kiribathgoda, Kadawatha, and Peliyagoda.

This was a joint program by the Sri Lankan authorities and the Egg Producers Affiliation.

Sri Lanka’s eggs had been round 20 to 25 rupees earlier than the rupee collapsed from 200 to 360 to the US greenback. 

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