Minister of State for Livestock, Farm Promotion and Dairy and Egg Industries D.B. Herath said that around 32,000 metric tons of animal feed has already been imported.
He said that a further 8,000 metric tons of animal feed will be imported within the next two weeks.
The Minister of State also said that local farmers' associations have been given the opportunity to import animal feed.
He also said that there were rumours that the prices of chicken and eggs had increased, adding that the government would not allow the prices of these items to be increased.
He noted that the government is implementing a programme to mediate in ensuring that the consumers as well as the businessmen are protected.