Minister Johnston Fernando has announced that the import of eggs will continue until the mafia came to an end. The Minister made this announcement during a news conference at the Trade Ministry.
The Minister said that prices had gone up mainly due to two or three individuals who determine the price. Every citizen is well aware that the 17-rupee price is too high. The Government had now imported eggs. He announced that four or five million eggs will be imported again on Monday. The Minister revealed that traders involved in the business had called on him not to make further imports that they would reduce the price to 12 rupees. He said he invited them to the media conference and make a public announcement that they are prepared to sell eggs at 12 rupees. He assured that they would continue to import eggs until the mafia is shattered. The process will be carried without hindering the farmers. He made an appeal to the traders to reduce the price of eggs.