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Price of chicken to be increased to Rs.800: Chicken Marketers’ Assn.

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The Chicken Marketers’ Association (CMA) today said it is forced to increase the selling price of a kilogramme of chicken to Rs. 800 due to the price increase by poultry farmers.

The Association Chairman M.I.M. Iqbal said the wholesale price of a kilogramme of chicken had gone up to Rs.700.

Earlier, the maximum retail price was Rs.550, he said.

Since we cannot sell chicken for Rs.800, we have decided to close our stalls until the wholesale suppliers consider bringing their prices down, Iqbal said.

"We will not buy chicken from the poultry farmers. Our Association had discussions with Minister Bandula Gunawardana, but no tangible solution was reached," he said.

Therefore, even during this festival season, we will be helpless if people face inconvenience due to the scarcity of chicken in the market, the Association Head added. (Chaturanga Samarawickrama)


  Comments - 9

  • Peacemaker Wednesday, 07 April 2021 04:37 PM

    So what are those 6.9 million going to eat?? Actually, they should eat nandasena

    Siva shanker Thirunavukkarasu Wednesday, 07 April 2021 04:38 PM

    Import from Brazil.

    RoaringCreek Wednesday, 07 April 2021 05:07 PM

    Simple, it is inflation due to unprecedented money printing. This happened in Brazil and Argentina too.

    Joshua Wednesday, 07 April 2021 05:23 PM

    Chicken run

    Saranga Wednesday, 07 April 2021 05:28 PM

    lol until the central bank is reformed this whole food drama will go on SL either needs to reform the central bank as a currency board or dollarize the country to come out of this mess

    Shiran fernando Wednesday, 07 April 2021 05:46 PM

    We lose basic economis. Food industry inflation is due to shortage in supply, not due to money printing. People have no money.

    Dee Wednesday, 07 April 2021 05:52 PM

    Promote eating beef!

    mnsmart Thursday, 08 April 2021 09:04 AM

    6.9 should stop eating chicken to support the government they elected at the difficult moments. so the price will come down. This applies to many other food items too

    M Y Omar Thursday, 08 April 2021 09:31 AM

    Stop eating chicken then price will come down as it happened during first lockdown,

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