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* Price of eggs to go down in Sri Lanka markets as imports are cleared from ports
Fri, Jan 7, 2011, 09:19 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 07, Colombo: Sri Lanka Minister of Cooperatives and Internal Trade Johnston Fernando says that the state-owned retail outlet network Lak Sathosa will sell eggs at low prices from today.

The Minister said that a stock of three million eggs were to be cleared from the ports today and 70 million eggs have been ordered to control the escalating price of eggs at local markets.

He denied the allegations of the opposition and the local poultry associations that the imported eggs are not suitable for consumption.

Meanwhile, the Chairman of the All Lanka Poultry Industry Union Dr. D.D. Wanasinghe said that the price of the locally produced eggs would go down by next week not because of the imports but the increase of production and decrease of demand.

He charged that the government measures to import eggs would affect the local poultry industry. He further accused that the Ministry of Veterinary Resources had not focused attention to save the industry.

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