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


The All Ceylon Egg Producers’ Affiliation alleges that sure ministers additionally help a ‘mafia’ of promoting eggs at greater costs out there.

Secretary of the Affiliation H.M.B.R. Alahakoon said that there’s a racket of shopping for the eggs saved in chilly rooms at a cheaper price and reselling them at greater charges.

Mr. Alahakoon, who additional accused that some politicians additionally help in these rackets, additionally charged that the intermediate egg buying and selling associations are accountable for this problem. 

“Those that stated they might promote eggs on the gazetted value of Rs. 43 then, at the moment are speaking about promoting it at Rs.65 or Rs.60.”

Through the dialogue held with Minister Mahinda Amaraweera, the Minister requested to create a process that the eggs are instantly offered to the buyer, he stated, including that they distributed 400,000 eggs in Colombo metropolis accordingly.

“They’re attempting to point out that this process is a failure. Do the Minister of Commerce and a few associations who converse for the buyer additionally converse out for the egg merchants?”, Mr. Alahakoon questioned.

He additionally claimed that the President of one of many egg producers’ associations is the brother-in-law of the Minister of Commerce. “So, the Commerce Minister can say that this work is incorrect and to cease it. There isn’t a level in criticizing us. There’s a mafia on this that takes eggs at a low value, freezes them within the cool room and sells them once more at a better value. Some ministers are serving to that.”

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