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Govt. To Import Chicken And Eggs

Dec 8, 2010 8:45:43 AM - thesundayleader.lk

The government is to import chicken and eggs to the country during the festive season.

Cooperatives and Internal Trade Minister Johnston Fernando told parliament today that the importing of chicken and eggs during the festive season would ensure consumers that there would not be a shortage or an increase in prices.

He said it has been decided to import 2500 tonnes of chicken and 5 million eggs.

Fernando also noted that the importing of chicken and eggs to the country would be carried out in a manner that would not be detrimental to the local farmers.