Calistus Jayatilleke Monday, 03 January 2011 10:16 AM
The hasty steps being taken by the government to import foodstuffs as a temporary measure to bring down the escalating cost of living is a big joke when there is a campaign by the government itself called "Api Wawamu.." and such stupid steps only help some farmers and middlemen in India to fatten themselves at our expense, in addition to some commissions for the local parties.
shyam Friday, 07 January 2011 05:08 PM
If govt allow to import all poultry feed without lax, farmers will be able to produce egg & chicken at low price.
Roshan Tuesday, 04 January 2011 04:09 AM
Yes we can witness this by looking at the share price of poultry company going up at rapid rate.
citizen1 Monday, 03 January 2011 05:48 PM
Apparently there are a number of mafias behind all price increases....
Rushdi Monday, 03 January 2011 12:57 PM
3 Rs indian money is nearly 11 rs Sl Money do your home work first
Sridhar Monday, 03 January 2011 01:00 PM
Dear Owl, how long you are going to be sceptical about India. For the last 10 days about 18 lakh eggs have been imported to SriLanka from Namakkal , a poultry hub in Tamilnadu.. Do you know, Namakkal exports eggs to Gulf countries, African countries , Central Asian countries. This Chrstmas and New year in Sri Lanka were celebrated with Indian eggs without any problem.
Yehiya-Doha Monday, 03 January 2011 12:42 PM
International prize of one Kilo broiler chicken is US$ 2. Only Sri lanka is the highiest prize for chicken.
Owly Monday, 03 January 2011 11:55 AM
How can the Government bring down the price of chicken and eggs if the poultry food, medicines and electricity are not controlled by them. We have still not learned from the days that Thonda brought Potatoes from India and spread a virus to our potato in Nuwara Eliya
MagodisThuma Monday, 03 January 2011 11:56 AM
Then we can attack ministers with rotten eggs !.
Cobra Monday, 03 January 2011 11:24 AM
So all along the root cause of the local egg crisis is the government. Everything under the sun is slapped with some sort of tax or another thereby sending the cost sky high. The Indian eggs have not been taxed hence the low price.
Bandu Monday, 03 January 2011 10:57 AM
There is no farmer without a consumer. sometimes, a farmer himself is a consumer. none is willing to pay high. chicken and eggs are much cheaper in other countries. so cost of production can not be more here. now we do produce more maize and rice bran for poultry sector. the association cries for the missed opportunity to exploit consumers during the festival. how can the cost of production increases only during the season.
Leslie Monday, 03 January 2011 07:08 AM
The price of an egg in India is about LKR 3/- or around there. Having imported the same, the government has priced it at Rs.12/-. Is the Government really trying to reduce the cost of living?!
Every time something is imported to meet local shortages. there is a big hue and cry about the local producers being affected. They benefit the high prices created by shortages and cry foul when remedial measures are taken.
You cannot have the cake and eat it too!
sherlock holmes Monday, 03 January 2011 09:39 AM
whoever is causing these shortage in essential items must be benefiting from creating a market for the foreign supplier....think about it !
Wara Monday, 03 January 2011 09:27 AM
Untold story is, they are getting around Rs. 10.00 per egg. Anyone who has colse relationship with paultry business, can get the real figures.
Rajitha Monday, 03 January 2011 09:35 AM
why don't you demand the government to provide the raw materials free of charge? surely that'll bring the prices even more.
we will never be able to develop with this beggar attitude.
sweet Monday, 03 January 2011 09:16 AM
May be our ministers have less protine to import other countries eggs?
Ane Manda Monday, 03 January 2011 08:22 AM
Even europian famers are able produce eggs/chicken in very competive price. Why cannot SL famers do the same?
Prabath Monday, 03 January 2011 08:23 AM
Leslie, Agre with the latter part of your comments. However, in India price of egg is Indian Rupee 2.50-3/- I.e. around LKR 7.50. So import cost + margin would bring local prices to 12/- and I don't see problem there.
M.V.R.Perera Monday, 03 January 2011 08:04 AM
when the cost of production is raised with the duties charged by our cash strapped government with also the highest priced electricity being further increase how on earth can the producer prodced a egg costing less than Rs 13 as such import of eggs and chicken will doom our poultry farmers resulting in severe unemployment
Harsh Monday, 03 January 2011 07:52 AM
Mr Ratnayake, I thought hens demanded a pay rise too.
Ryan Monday, 03 January 2011 07:46 AM
These gentlemen tried to take price og eggs and chiecken to Rs. 25 and Rs. 450 if not for the imported eggs. Year 2009, they did it. These people are such a greedy lot.
Mohamed Zahid Monday, 03 January 2011 07:40 AM
what is this ? all rackets !! the price of egg should between 7-8 rupees and chicken 1KG should be 250-275 rupees.
Fayad Monday, 03 January 2011 07:18 AM
If the cost production is reduced government has to make sure the benefit goes to the consumer.
knight rider Monday, 03 January 2011 06:59 AM
it all boils down to good management !!!
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