Sri Lanka to import eggs from India until April to tackle soaring prices
Colombo (LNW): To address the soaring egg prices exceeding Rs. 60 per egg, the Sri Lankan Ministry of Trade, Commerce, and Food Security has revealed its intention to import eggs from India until April 2024, aiming to stabilise the market.
Ranjith Athapattu, Secretary to the Ministry, affirmed that the Sri Lanka State Trading (General) Corporation has received authorisation to import ample quantities of eggs from India.
The decision to import is driven by the substantial impact of elevated egg prices, placing a considerable burden on households, especially those depending on eggs for protein and nutritional needs.