Sri Lanka's per capita chicken consumption is expected to increase to 8 kilograms within the next five years, in line with the increase of purchasing power of the citizens, according to poultry producer Ceylon Grain Elevators.

According to the company's annual report, Sri Lanka currently consumes 5.7 kilograms of chicken and 54 eggs per person. “We expect this increasing trend to continue in the coming years on par with increasing purchasing power enjoyed in Sri Lanka,” said Cheng Chih Kwong primus, chairman and CEO of Ceylon.