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Surge in Daily Egg Consumption in Sri Lanka Amid Rising Food Prices

June 01, Colombo (LNW): The Animal Production and Health Department reported a significant increase in daily egg consumption in Sri Lanka, which has risen by over one million eggs. Previously, the daily consumption stood at seven million eggs, but in recent months, it has exceeded eight million.

During a meeting with Agriculture Minister Mahinda Amaraweera, department officials attributed this surge to several factors, including the influx of tourists visiting Sri Lanka, rising meat and fish prices, and the public’s growing recognition of eggs as a nutritious food option. In response, Minister Amaraweera instructed the Ministry’s Livestock Division to conduct a comprehensive consumer survey on the consumption of eggs, milk, and meat, noting that a proper information survey had not been conducted for a long time.

Additionally, Minister Amaraweera emphasized the importance of maintaining the current level of egg exports, which stands at approximately 15 million eggs per month. He highlighted the need to preserve Sri Lanka’s position in the foreign market and cautioned against reducing export volumes, which could negatively impact the country’s international standing in the egg industry.

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