Govt. to stop importing chicken, eggs, canned fish, dry-fish

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The import of chicken, eggs, canned fish and dry-fish will soon be stopped, Fisheries Minister Wijith Vijayamuni Soysa said.

The minister gave this assurance while addressing the media yesterday (13) at the the Fisheries Ministry auditorium.

He said a Cabinet memorandum would be presented soon in this regard..

The reason behind the decision to stop the import of these four items was to encourage local producers and farmers, the minister said. (Nimala Kodithuwakku)

  Comments - 18

  • Tony Thursday, 14 June 2018 08:48 AM

    First have a plan and gradualy go into this . U guys just give press conferences without understanding the gravity of your statments . And then cause panic brianless twattes. Have structure long term without blurting your mouth out.

    Katie Thursday, 14 June 2018 08:56 AM

    finally somebody has got some sense to make use of local produce.

    Desmond Jeromme (Snr. Marketing Manager) Thursday, 14 June 2018 10:40 AM

    Not at all this is not the right thing, he (Minister) should first learn marketing.

    Jude Thursday, 14 June 2018 09:01 AM

    Absolutely good move!!! Long overdue!! Huh, better late than never!!! This initiative will create jobs and MORE entrepreneurs will get into poultry business!! Thus will save tons of Forex!!!!

    Jude Thursday, 14 June 2018 09:07 AM

    Dear Mr. Minister, pls. Look into Deepsea Fishing!!! Its not easier said and done!!!?? But start with 1 mega Troller with cold rooms!!! Get some foreign experts to train local fishermen!!!???

    Kandy Fish Market Raja Thursday, 14 June 2018 10:39 AM

    Rather than doing this, he is trying to play games with the businessmen.

    Prashan Thursday, 14 June 2018 09:15 AM

    what about milk?our local diary industry is destroyed. The A1 milk from New Zealand cows have so many health effects. Not like we imported cows and milk powder for the past 2000 years?

    sundar Friday, 15 June 2018 03:41 PM

    SL does not import A1 milk. Besides what is the health effect? name one

    Yeti Thursday, 14 June 2018 09:18 AM

    There is an old Basuto proverb that goes like this: 'If you want to get rid of the old traditional way of living you must first make certain you have something of value to replace them' So- do we have enough eggs, chicken, canned fish and dry-fish to go around that people can afford?????

    Fedric Thursday, 14 June 2018 09:18 AM

    Give chance to the local businesses and to multinationals

    Dr. A.C.B. Jayaweera Thursday, 14 June 2018 10:35 AM

    Is he crazy? He should find some other means to market our products rather than stopping imports.

    yahiya Thursday, 14 June 2018 10:36 AM

    Poultry product are very high price compare to other countries. Mass production in scientifically need to develop.No sufficient fish availability for dry fish production.

    LP Thursday, 14 June 2018 02:00 PM

    He will issue permits to import fish produce dried fish

    Dennis Reeves Thursday, 14 June 2018 10:37 AM

    He could not solve the Elephant problems, now trying to mess up the Fisheries Ministry, it is our mistake voting for such muds.

    Sidy Thursday, 14 June 2018 12:27 PM

    This is just for propaganda without introducing any alternate plans how could the government keep up with the demand? When they run short of topics they normally come up with these fairy tales

    Patriot Thursday, 14 June 2018 12:37 PM

    First you import, then ban it, increase local production, and start exports , finally who suffers? It is public, whatever is there remaining will be bought at high cost or starve the public.

    Kaboos Thursday, 14 June 2018 01:47 PM

    these politicians will lay down our life for their country.

    Malli Friday, 15 June 2018 09:21 AM

    Good move. Now control the prices as well without putting the burden on us as all errant traders will make merry out of the situation.

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