March 27, 2020
The price of wholesale eggs plunged overnight in Sri Lanka as the curfew prevented eggs from reaching the market. President of the All Island Poultry Association, Ajith Gunasekara told Asian Agribiz that farmers reduced prices from USD 0.11/egg to USD 0.054 to get rid of stock. “Shops, restaurants and markets are closed. The eggs are stocking up but we have no way of selling,” he said. He added that the Government run supermarket ‘Sathosa’ agreed to allow farmers to sell their eggs independently outside of their stores as a temporary measure.