Sri Lanka to import chicken from Brazil

02-07-2010 | |

The Minister of Cooperatives and Internal Trade Johnston Fernando says that the Sri Lankan government has decided to import 3,000 mt of chicken from Brazil to meet the shortage in the market.


Chicken prices have escalated despite price control as the traders have raised prices of the products with value addition.

Sri Lanka presently produces only 9,000 mt of chicken per annum while the annual consumption is 12,000 mt.