Cabinet proposal to ban animal sacrifices

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A Cabinet memorandum was presented to enact legislation banning animal sacrifices at the places of Hindu religious worship.

The bill, if enacted, will prohibit the sacrifice of any animal or bird at the places of Hindu religious worship.

There was a public outcry against such sacrifices.

Normally, cockerels, goats are sacrificed at some Hindu Kovils as a ritual.

Minister of Resettlement, Rehabilitation, Northern Development and Hindu Religious Affairs D.M. Swaminathan presented it to the Cabinet.

Blurb - The bill, if enacted, will prohibit the sacrifice of any animal or bird at the places of Hindu religious worship. (Kelum Bandara)

  Comments - 11

  • Mandayan Tuesday, 11 September 2018 05:32 PM

    JR Jeyawardena’s cabinet minister Selliah Rajadurai introduced the same. What happened to that?

    Devaka Tuesday, 11 September 2018 05:41 PM

    I hope this will go through. About time to stop these barbaric practices.

    ram Tuesday, 11 September 2018 05:50 PM

    Very good move.In the name of GOD no one have power to take other's life.

    Stan Tuesday, 11 September 2018 07:24 PM

    Holding Elephants in captivity should also be banned.

    das Tuesday, 11 September 2018 07:57 PM

    A very progressive step on the pRt of our Hindu brothers. My utmost respect to them for letting rationality prevail. If only other communities could be equally sensible and humane

    Ceylon Tuesday, 11 September 2018 08:46 PM

    That mean sri lanka is going a true buddhist country?????.no killings of animal flesh eating.chicken,fish,cow,goat lives save and country become vegitarian.

    Citizen Tuesday, 11 September 2018 09:20 PM

    Please read the article carefully before you write.

    Rasheed Wednesday, 12 September 2018 11:03 AM

    They have proposed to ban Animal Sacrifices .

    George Wednesday, 12 September 2018 08:28 AM

    Simple.Stop all the rituals. Unnecessary time and money wasted.

    Lord Wolfstein Wednesday, 12 September 2018 11:07 AM

    In the meantime modern methods of slaughter are used in all western nations, which saves the animals an unnecessary suffering. Also the slaughtering (throat cut by live animals) after Muslim ritual must be forbidden.

    chuti Wednesday, 12 September 2018 12:17 PM

    In the meantime, Muslim ritual of slaughtering Goats too must be forbidden. Animal Sacrifices as rituals are indeed outdated misconceptions. If humans want to please Deities, humans then should sacrifice their bad habits, hatred towards each other and any and all evil deeds done to fellow humans, animals, environment without sacrificing other living beings!!

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