Mar 30, Colombo: The first batch of eggs imported from India by the State Trading Corporation (STC) was released to the market today (30) at the Kerawalapitiya warehouse complex.
This stock of eggs was distributed among the bakery producers in Sri Lanka and the Chairman of All Ceylon Bakery Owners' Association N. K. Jayawardena said 1 million eggs were given to the bakery owners at a price of Rs. 35 each.
Mr. Jayawardena also stated that this stock of eggs imported from India has been brought under the approval of all relevant government institutions in the country.
The production date of these eggs, which were sold to the bakery owners, was recorded as 2023/03/18 and the expiry date was 2023/06/15.
The chairman of All Ceylon Bakery Owners' Association said the egg producers in Sri Lanka should start selling eggs at a competitive price and said that eggs will be imported to bakeries, hotels and restaurants in Sri Lanka in the future.
Accordingly, there is a possibility of reducing the price of bakery products in the future, he added.
Mr. Jayawardena also expressed his gratitude to the Minister of Trade and Food Safety Naleen Fernando and other officials who acted in this way on behalf of the consumers.
General Manager (Sales) Mahesh Mendis, Assistant General Manager (Sales) Chamara Weerasinghe, Assistant General Manager (Sales) Madhushani Charagoda and a group of officials attended this event.
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