Two million eggs will be imported from India next week as the first stock, Sri Lanka State Trading (General) Corporation General Manager Chamila Iddamalgoda said.
She said that relevant guidelines have been issued by livestock departments in this regard.
Meanwhile, All Ceylon Bakery Owners Association President N.K. Jayawardena said that there is a shortage of eggs and the price of an egg has increased to Rs.48. Therefore, he said eggs will be imported by next week.
All Ceylon Egg Producers Association Chairman R.M. Sarath Attanayake said only 5 million eggs are being produced daily at the moment although the daily requirement is 5.5 million.
However, he said that the production of eggs is being increased weekly and an egg is being issued to bakery owners for Rs.42 or Rs.43 from the poultry farms.
He said the price of an egg can be changed if it weighs more than 60 grams.