Egg producers’ association claims ministers involved in ‘egg mafia’


The All Ceylon Egg Producers’ Affiliation alleges that positive ministers moreover assist a ‘mafia’ of selling eggs at larger prices accessible available on the market.

Secretary of the Affiliation H.M.B.R. Alahakoon acknowledged that there is a racket of buying the eggs saved in chilly rooms at a cheap price and reselling them at larger costs.

Mr. Alahakoon, who additional accused that some politicians moreover assist in these rackets, moreover charged that the intermediate egg buying for and promoting associations are accountable for this drawback. 

“Those who acknowledged they may promote eggs on the gazetted worth of Rs. 43 then, at the moment are talking about selling it at Rs.65 or Rs.60.”

Via the dialogue held with Minister Mahinda Amaraweera, the Minister requested to create a course of that the eggs are immediately geared up to the patron, he acknowledged, together with that they distributed 400,000 eggs in Colombo metropolis accordingly.

“They’re making an attempt to stage out that this course of is a failure. Do the Minister of Commerce and some associations who converse for the patron moreover converse out for the egg retailers?”, Mr. Alahakoon questioned.

He moreover claimed that the President of truly thought of one among many egg producers’ associations is the brother-in-law of the Minister of Commerce. “So, the Commerce Minister can say that this work is improper and to stop it. There could also be not a stage in criticizing us. There is a mafia on this that takes eggs at a low worth, freezes all of them by means of the cool room and sells them as rapidly as additional at a bigger worth. Some ministers are serving to that.”

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