Audio: Cattle slaughter: I’m ready to act -Mervyn

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While condemning the slaughtering of cattle, Public Relations Minister Mervyn Silva said today he was committed to stop cattle slaughtering at any time.

“I do not have a specific time or date to stop slaughtering. I do not mind even day or night. I am there to act against this. We need to put an end to cattle slaughtering,” he said.

He was speaking after visiting Hunupitiya Kelaniya, where a van transporting cattle without permit, was raided this morning.

Twelve heads of cattle were found in the van at the time of the raid. Four of them were dead.

Minister Silva said that now he had started acting without talking.

“I have decided not to talk. Normally, I don’t talk when working. Cattle slaughtering should be stopped in this country, I even stopped selling beef in Kelaniya.

“This should not take place when a just ruler is ruling the country,” he said.
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  • Tissa Thursday, 08 August 2013 02:33 AM

    Thanks Mervin
    Our children will be ever grateful to you for stopping this slaughter as we will have more local milk, and not poisoned imported milk from New Zealand and other countries.

    clueless Thursday, 08 August 2013 10:30 AM

    You may have good intentions to rescue cattle from inhuman slaughter but you being a legislature can't act on impulse and take law to your hands. I will be surprised if you are a vegan, May be you could champion the creation of better abattoirs.

    mada Thursday, 08 August 2013 02:43 AM

    cattles are valued more than human/? very good

    ramesh Thursday, 08 August 2013 10:33 AM

    Yes Spare cattle & kill people that's what he is good at

    sinnan Thursday, 08 August 2013 02:48 AM

    In Kelaniya No Beef available openly , But , Plenty of Pork available without any health checks!!!

    Cindy Montrose Thursday, 08 August 2013 08:18 AM

    Well said....

    Ravishan Friday, 09 August 2013 05:59 AM

    Probably, he needs them on his dinner table

    john245 Thursday, 08 August 2013 11:04 AM

    Relatives to cattle's
    so they must protect their generations .....well done Mr.Vermin

    Cindy Montrose Thursday, 08 August 2013 08:19 AM

    Oh wow. what a real truth... hahahahhaa

    Kiris Baba Amaray Thursday, 08 August 2013 11:04 AM

    Pissa..... Pizza.... you are a bite man. Chronic idiot shut your mouth and get lost.

    sri lankan Thursday, 08 August 2013 08:37 AM

    This country it's politicians and even voters make a super cast for a comedy...... 8000.mt tons of chicken get eaten by people every month. Please note i don't consume beef nor chicken but i can't see the logic in stopping the slaughter of one type if animal only... stop all animal slaughtering in that case... stupid idiots

    limatc Thursday, 08 August 2013 05:51 AM

    very soon he will get slaughtered i suppose , from the very cattle .

    Kenneth Chelian Thursday, 08 August 2013 11:27 AM

    Religion and personal choices should not be a part of ruling a country. Anyway there is so much top quality beef ready for export in Canada, USA, Australia etc.

    No market is too small.

    Stop the slaugher of cows. Take the income and employment opportunity of small muslium entreprenuers in every city.

    Give your valued foreign currency to import beef.

    Atleast the rich and the tourist will have the access for AAA and Angus beef from Canada.

    Grow Tomatoes Thursday, 08 August 2013 05:59 AM

    Let people decide for themselves what they want to eat. Who gives the minister the right to make such decisions?

    shagy Thursday, 08 August 2013 11:33 AM

    I am lost to know who is the 'just ruler' ruling this country. What did the just ruler do to the former Chief Justice and what did the just ruler do when Duminda was brought to Sri Lanka.

    You or son wants to come into the limelight, that's why you want to do something to get publicity.

    OG Wednesday, 07 August 2013 06:01 PM

    What a joke.

    Sri Lanka will be full of cattle, and humans will have to take boats to Australia

    DeSelva Thursday, 08 August 2013 06:05 AM

    how about the school childen slughtered because they asked for water.

    limatc Thursday, 08 August 2013 11:34 AM

    sudakshina , you and your household eat meat and you all wanted others to get it banned , what a selfish religion you follow

    samsa Thursday, 08 August 2013 11:41 AM

    A cattle speaking behalf of other cattles. stop human killing first... then think about animal killing... why only cattle, put the stop for all animals...

    xlntgson Thursday, 08 August 2013 11:52 AM

    Politicians are endangered species, not cow: survives despite culling, for millenia.

    De silva Thursday, 08 August 2013 12:00 AM

    Its a good move.. Make it fast as possible via DM Android App

    ravi Thursday, 08 August 2013 09:15 AM

    Ramazan on friday will sea who is the man.

    siva Thursday, 08 August 2013 12:00 AM

    First stop slaughtering human beings

    Chow Chow Thursday, 08 August 2013 12:00 AM

    Probably wants to prevent his son getting slaughtered. via DM iPad app

    johan Thursday, 08 August 2013 12:00 AM

    Good move. why don't implement this to poor chicken, goat & pig. why dont the minister feel sorry of poor fish killed in millions everyday. via DM Android App

    ponil Thursday, 08 August 2013 12:08 AM

    You R a great son of mother lanka ,when going gets tough the tough gets going ,keep up the good work Merv,,

    Kelanikolla Thursday, 08 August 2013 09:38 AM

    Mervin in action, the newest movie ????????????

    Fayad Thursday, 08 August 2013 04:00 AM

    Human are getting slaughtered like cattles in your area

    saman tatnayaka Friday, 09 August 2013 11:55 AM

    why only catle ?????.chicken,fish,mutton etc all are life.

    Apsara Saturday, 10 August 2013 04:11 AM

    Mr. Gamini, you are a genius in this era. I do much appreciate your fair view.

    saman tatnayaka Friday, 09 August 2013 11:56 AM

    are you a vegetarian?.

    saman tatnayaka Friday, 09 August 2013 11:57 AM

    cattle lovers dont love chicken,beef,fish etc,they love to eat them.ha ha ha

    SL Muslim Thursday, 08 August 2013 04:17 AM

    Famous SL Joker once again in stage.

    sudakshina Thursday, 08 August 2013 07:12 AM

    well done Minister for the noble act. if people really need/want to eat let the meat be imported from abroad. Do expedite the procees.

    Gaz Thursday, 08 August 2013 07:14 AM

    tissa, get your facts right. Milking cows dont get slaughtered but the bulls.. in every community there are idiots who go astray.

    ජගත් වෙත්තසිංහ melb Thursday, 08 August 2013 10:11 AM

    what about ban milking (RUHUNE MEE KIRI)

    gamini ruvan Thursday, 08 August 2013 10:11 AM

    I am agsinst any kind of animal slaughtering in sri lanka.but muslim community should have the freedom to carry out this in a proper way.if this is banned completely it cannot be considered as a fair call towards muslim brothers. If authorities can introduce any kind of technologies which has been in place of middle east to slaughter animals it would be a fair call as from this move animal will not suffer for long time

    Ahamaed Refai Thursday, 08 August 2013 04:56 AM

    Something wrong some where? Lanka needs people with who could think about the future 25 years ahead.

    FrancisI Thursday, 08 August 2013 07:31 AM

    I am sorry to note the direction the country is moving into, petty petty issues of no importance and relevance , just see the other countries in the region or a bit outside how they are developing, the difference is that they do not have ministers like this idiot or priests taking politics which has ruined us.


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