The newly arrived consignment of eggs and chicken will be released to the market on Monday after the quarantine report is received for the shipment, Consumer Affairs Authority (CAA) officials told Daily Mirror online
CAA officials added that the shipment which arrived on Friday night will be cleared and distributed island wide on Monday after the quarantine report is received.
The Minister of Consumer Affairs Johnston Fernando informed Parliament earlier this month that chicken and eggs will be imported during the festive season to ensure that there is no shortage or price hike for these items. 2500 tones of chicken and 50 million eggs will be imported, the Minister said. (Gandhya Senanayake)
Comments - 26
julian Monday, 27 December 2010 08:39 AM
one day this country will have to import every necessary commodity if prices are going up like this.......
Anton Sunday, 26 December 2010 02:15 PM
Johnny, is this for 2011 Christmas? A very far sighted Minister. A very good example for other Ministers too who wait until the last moment to take action by checking the biggest share of commission.
shantha Sunday, 26 December 2010 03:28 PM
good move Minister. well in time. soon after X'mas. Just like studying soon after the exam is over.
Perera Sunday, 26 December 2010 04:19 PM
Wonder of Asia
A VOTER Sunday, 26 December 2010 05:49 PM
While accepting this as a short term measure, (Even though it is already late), measures to be taken to improve the local industry.
hamza Sunday, 26 December 2010 06:16 PM
It's not a wise move. Minister or someone in the top must be having some interest. I am sure local producers have the capacity to meet the demand. or else best thing is to help local Poultry's or small timers to develop instead of finding unhealthy short term solutions
local boy Sunday, 26 December 2010 06:05 AM
who will die without chicken meat and eggs ? stupid move by the GoSL as imported chicken may also bring new diseases.
meranchi Sunday, 26 December 2010 06:22 AM
Must be done laboratory test before release to the market weather contaminated or salmonella effect...?
Ombudsman Sunday, 26 December 2010 06:36 AM
New Trade Minister is going for easy solutions only to become famous. These are cosmetic gestures. Now, nobody talks about foreign currency reserves. Suddenly, when it becomes zero, they will start going round the world in 100’s, begging for money. This is what happens when you vote a party with two third majority. This government is like a spoiled child!.
Dham Sunday, 26 December 2010 06:59 AM
Good move by Minister elected from one of the largest poultry producing district in SL (Kurunegla), to safeguard the industry import eggs and chicken (important essential food for the people) ha ha ha
Chatura Sunday, 26 December 2010 07:06 AM
Whilst this is a smart move for the country's wellbeing, it is true that lab. tests would be a good idea to make sure the chickens are not diseased.
Cheena Pattas Sunday, 26 December 2010 07:25 AM
Santa coming to town!!
Sumal Sunday, 26 December 2010 07:58 AM
I will die if I do not eat chicken, egg or other meats. I'm an omnivorous.
guru Sunday, 26 December 2010 07:52 AM
Dont be a pesimist. If you dont eat leave it. What deseases you talking about. Our drainage is overflowing, Flies/mosquitoes all over the island. Health care is catastrophic. I am in fact surprised that this regime is still importing things though its bankrupt.
Tharaka Chanaka Sunday, 26 December 2010 07:54 AM
Jonny's chickens are finally here!
perera Sunday, 26 December 2010 08:23 AM
A BIT TOO LATE FOR THE FESTIVE SEASON. DO WE REALLY NEED TO IMPORT.
THERE ARE ENOUGH UNEMPLOYED TO START SMALL SCALE POULTRY FARMS LOCALLY FOR LOCAL CONSUMPTION . IS IT NOT TIME THE MEGA GOVERNMENT WITH MEGA CABINET HELPED LOCALS TO START SMALL SCALE PROJECTS INSTEAD OF IMPORTING. MAY BE SOME OF THESE LEGISLATORS HAVE VESTED INTERESTS IN IMPORTS
WAKE UP MAHINDA INSTEAD OF WORDS WE NEED ACTION. IF YOU CAN NOT DO IT LET SOMEBODY ELSE WHO CAN. NEVER MIND THE GLASS BALL
perera Monday, 27 December 2010 03:38 AM
RELIGION WILL NOT FILL YOUR STOMACH. ONLY FILL YOUR HEAD WITH STUPID IDEAS ABOUT NOT KILLING ETC. KILLING ANIMALS IS A SIN! KILLING PEOPLE IS IT NOT A SIN? THINK ABOUT IT
local boy Sunday, 26 December 2010 08:36 AM
guru, change your name to student and learn some basic facts about chicken diseases.
truesays Sunday, 26 December 2010 08:54 AM
where the people talks about killing animal (specialy cow)?is this chicks are not a animal? all talks for own benifits...stupid
oyage podi guru Sunday, 26 December 2010 09:36 AM
Looks like you all need gurus for your English. Sumal, I think you mean, 'omnivore.'
Mohamed Sunday, 26 December 2010 09:42 AM
Why not the Govt make an effort to improve the local industry of the poultry breeders by importing poultry food at lower prices!
xlntgson Sunday, 26 December 2010 10:28 AM
If those chicken are killed in foreign countries, no sin; if they kill here only, it is sin and the foreigners always good in killing, humane (!) Economy wise also it is not reasonable, now they say, the same sky-high price it will cost, not less, price stabilization: meaning, this won't escalate the price, what a somersault!
adahan Sunday, 26 December 2010 11:06 AM
Jonny is becoming famous for his belated actions. He is one who speaks for the sake of argument oblivious to the reality prevalent on the ground.
yoyo Sunday, 26 December 2010 11:24 AM
Very soon an Egg will be sold for Rs60/= Once agin Sri lanka dose a guinness world record!
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