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By Indika Sri Aravinda

A Rs. 3 increase in egg prices is likely in the coming weeks due to the shortage of chicken in the island, Chairman of the All Island Poultry Association (AIPA) Dr. D. D. Wanasinghe told Daily Mirror online.
 

He added that the shortage of eggs was due to the reduction of egg laying hens in the island and that there was a requirement of over 2 lakhs of year old chicks for the coming months to be bred as egg laying hens.
 

The association had already informed the government of the egg demand of the country and that around one and a half lakhs of year old chicks had to be imported immediately to control the egg prices and maintain a steady supply to the market, Wanasinghe said. (Daily Mirror online)

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  • jim jam Monday, 13 September 2010 06:14 PM

    The leader of the chickens must be a cockerel similar to Ranil, hence all the chicks are deserting the coup as there is no hope for the future as long as Ranil keeps up his cock a doodle doo!

    Kolla Monday, 13 September 2010 06:18 PM

    This will be a good news for the poultry investors in the share market!

    maxa Tuesday, 14 September 2010 03:24 AM

    Chicks??? why where have the girls gone??? :D

    Muhandiram Imsid Monday, 13 September 2010 11:56 AM

    Even before we can get used to the hike in the price of Bread, comes the news of the possibility of egg prices going up.

    18th Amendment at work?

    Krish Tuesday, 14 September 2010 03:41 AM

    That is why saman has said it would be hard to buy cakes as well.

    R Monday, 13 September 2010 12:29 PM

    What happen to all the chicken? Did we eat them all?

    aji Monday, 13 September 2010 12:31 PM

    Why the authorities wait till last minute to identify the reason for shortage? Do they know the word 'Planning" for future???

    Gayan Samarasekara Monday, 13 September 2010 12:54 PM

    They might know to lay eggs.

    saman Monday, 13 September 2010 01:00 PM

    I thought instead of bread we can eat cake ! seems that too going to be very expensive

    laly wije Monday, 13 September 2010 01:11 PM

    This is disgraceful. If we cannot be self sufficient in poultry we have failed and the govt must act. Lalith wije

    Shams Monday, 13 September 2010 01:31 PM

    Obata saha ratata Suba Anagathayak

    meranchi Monday, 13 September 2010 02:00 PM

    take care salmonella is present in the egg and shell

    rasika Monday, 13 September 2010 02:04 PM

    whay do people eat eggs?Don't eat eggs.It's an animal's life.

    Babanis Monday, 13 September 2010 02:38 PM

    That is no problem. We can switch to turkey.

    Podi Guru Monday, 13 September 2010 03:29 PM

    Hold on! Most cakes have eggs in them!

    Podi Guru Monday, 13 September 2010 03:30 PM

    If the egg has been fertilized and an embryo is inside--maybe.

    Sumal Tuesday, 14 September 2010 09:44 AM

    Man they are birds.

    xlntgson. Tuesday, 14 September 2010 09:44 AM

    On the run...when more and more birds are killed the biomass of killing an animal like bull or camel won't be of much difference to the nature life.

    Above the crowd Tuesday, 14 September 2010 09:51 AM

    Go to a night Club, there's plenty

    Deepal Monday, 13 September 2010 04:30 PM

    Scrambled eggs on toast only for the Governing types I suppose. Bread and eggs up by Rs.3/- each.

    Ladies and gentlemen, this is only the start of price hikes.

    Lal Monday, 13 September 2010 04:31 PM

    So, the Government did not see this coming? Too busy on electioneering and then the 18th A

    Smart Aleck Monday, 13 September 2010 04:38 PM

    3 seems to be the popular multiple for price increases. MR also wanted 3 Terms or more. What's next in line for a price increase?


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