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Colombo, March 2 (Daily Mirror) - The retail price of a kilogram of chicken has been increased by between Rs. 40 to Rs. 60 from today, poultry farmers said.

The retail price of a kilo of fresh chicken at the Narahenpita Economic Centre is Rs. 1,180.

A selling price of Rs. 1,120 was recorded for skinless chicken and curry chicken was sold at Rs. 1,200 per kilogram.

Chicken sale centres in Handapangoda recorded Rs. 1,190 per kilogram of fresh chicken, Rs.1,180 per kilogram of skinless chicken and Rs.1,300 per kilogram of curry chicken.

  Comments - 3

  • Gabriella Saturday, 02 March 2024 03:52 PM

    It is a very high price to pay for chicken fed by meat and bone meal, rotten fish, and pumped with steroids. Look at the arms of Sri Lankan women and, ask yourself if the health risks justify eating farm produced chicken. Has there ever been a study into the health risks from Sri Lankan farm produced chicken ? Not forgetting, the yellow chemical dye fed to the chickens to make the egg yokes more attractively coloured ( orange).

    Athula Ranasinghe Saturday, 02 March 2024 05:06 PM

    Minister of Trade on numerous occasions pledged that he would bring down the cost of chicken to Rs 860/= before the Christmas season 2023, considering high prices of fish. Even the Ho. Speaker has hinted that the excessive prices of chicken have had a deleterious impact on the cost of living. It appears that the Minister has not taken any tangible measurers to control the prices of chicken, allowing the traders to jack up prices of chicken according to their whims and fancies.

    Sambo Sunday, 03 March 2024 06:51 PM

    Have we Sri Lankans ever heard of a price reduction in years on only increases.

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