People will be able to buy a kilo of chicken from the local market for between Rs. 850 to Rs. 900 by the end of this year if the price is reduced by another Rs. 150 by November or December, Trade, Commerce and Food Security Minister Nalin Fernando said.
The Minister told the poultry producers to bring down the price of chicken by Rs. 200 immediately and said if they fail to do so, the government will take action to import chicken.
"As a government, we are still giving time to the local producers to prevent them from falling.
However, the government had permitted the producers to reduce the price of chicken by Rs. 100 from today and to reduce another Rs 100 in the next two weeks, the Minister said.
During a meeting held at the Ministry, the chicken producers said they can reduce the retail prices of chicken by only Rs 100. But the minister told them to reduce another Rs. 100 while giving a total of Rs. 200 for retail.
However, the Cabinet approval has been granted to import eggs till the end of December. If local manufacturers agree to maintain the current egg prices, the government will take action to stop egg imports, the Minister added. (Chaturanga Pradeep Samarawickrama)
Never will the prices be reduced to Rs. 850/= in December since the demand for chicken is at its peak with Christmas and the forthcoming New Year. These politicians are trying to take the public for a ride by saying IF the prices are reduced now and putting feelers saying different things about importing chicken which the Poultry Association members will not get caught to this Gundu. Prices of chicken will increase in December sure and shot.
Patrio-SL Friday, 22 September 2023 12:46 PM
If Ranil is kicked out of power, people will be able to enjoy BIRIYANI as an everyday meal.
Quolp Friday, 22 September 2023 12:49 PM
Good idea, anyway refrain from importing from INDIA and look for Europe, the US, Myanmar, and from elsewhere.
Paul Friday, 22 September 2023 12:56 PM
However, the prices of Chick feed
Ama Friday, 22 September 2023 01:05 PM
This anticipated BORU KATHAWA cannot be believed
Christian Friday, 22 September 2023 02:10 PM
Please note.It's only Christmas wish.
Wasana Friday, 22 September 2023 02:14 PM
People have no faith in the government MPs and ministers. They are a bunch of clowns. There is a possibility that chicken prices will be increased surreptitiously.
Bindu Friday, 22 September 2023 02:32 PM
Why cant the minister do the same thing for Electricity and Fuel prices?
Gong Baas Friday, 22 September 2023 02:44 PM
This man should not talk about things
which will not happen.
SLEx Saturday, 23 September 2023 08:34 AM
Bindu - Why? Do you think Fuel and Electricity come from Gods grace? Prices are high in the world market and here you are asking for more subsidies.
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