The Cabinet of Ministers has given the approval to import 92.1 million eggs from India during the next 3 months.
Cabinet approval has been granted to a resolution in this regard, tabled by President Ranil Wickremesinghe in his capacity as the Minister of Finance, Economic Stabilization & National Policies.
Accordingly, the Sri Lankan government has called quotations from 3 Indian companies recommended by the Department of Animal Production & Health.
The eggs will be imported through the State Trading (Miscellaneous) Corporation, considering the recommendation made by the standing procurement committee appointed by the Cabinet of Ministers based on the price specifications, the Government Information Department mentioned.
According to field sources, it will cost around USD 55 million to import these eggs.