The retail price of a kilogram of skinless chicken has risen to Rs. 1250.
The retail price of an egg has also risen to 45 rupees.
As of last week, the All Ceylon Poultry Traders’ Association had stated that poultry production had dropped by 30% and egg production by 40% and that farms were closing shutting down.
At the end of April, the retail price of a kilo of chicken was around 980 rupees.