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Sunday, 02 July 2017 - 8:08
Egg manufacturers on the roads
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The All Island Egg Manufacturers Association yesterday engaged in a protest against the introduction of a new method for poultry named battery cage system.

Protestors in Hettipola town said that the method was introduced as per the needs of the Minister to benefit a small group.

Chairman of the All Island Egg Manufacturers Association R M Sarath Rathnayaka and Secretary H M B R Alahakoon stated that nearly 6,000 small to medium scale farmers would be affected by introducing the new method.

Protestors blocked traffic in Hettipola and even burned an effigy of Minister P Harrison.

However, Subject Minister P Harrison stated that protests are being held even before a final decision had been taken regarding the matter.

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