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Importation of sheep for developing sheep farming: Minister

5 July 2017 04:07 pm - 8     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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The Government decided to import sheep for the sheep farming in Sri Lanka, Cabinet Co-Spokesman Gayantha Karunathilaka said today.

Speaking to the media at the Government Information Centre, he said, sheep farming had been done at farms of National Livestock Development Board (NLDB) and private farms in the Northern and North-Western Provinces.

“But no improved categories had been developed since 1980,” he said.

Accordingly, the proposal was made by Rural Economic Affairs Minister P. Harrison, Minister Karunathilaka said.

He said Minister Harrison proposed to import 25 stud sheep and 100 females at Rs. 10 mn, allocated for 2017 following proper procurement procedure. (Chaturanga Pradeep)

 

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  Comments - 8

  • daya weerasinghe Thursday, 06 July 2017 05:40 AM

    why import sheep !?.........theres enough already in the parliment...!

    Nish Wednesday, 05 July 2017 05:22 PM

    Then do what? Make a few bags of wool? This government is a complete joke.

    Lord Wolfstein Wednesday, 05 July 2017 05:44 PM

    Who will do a good business?A good sheep cost below 30,000 Rs. and not 400,000 Rs.

    mnsmart Wednesday, 05 July 2017 05:48 PM

    and export the 225 cows to develop this country

    sam Thursday, 06 July 2017 10:59 AM

    ask him what he did with the cows he imported from Australia, he has opened a farm in Matale with those imported cows , now he will open sheep farm. these thives taken more foreign debt than previous government , and stealing it .

    James Wednesday, 05 July 2017 08:34 PM

    Why do we think that sheep is not good ? Why can't we use sheep and mutton(not goat) as a alternative for Chicken? If we can develop this as a viable industry, I'm quite sure the prices and the monopoly of the chicken suppliers could be controlled.

    ceylon Wednesday, 05 July 2017 11:52 PM

    importing these animals to kill and eat.terrible buddhist country. via DM Android App

    Citizen Silva Thursday, 06 July 2017 12:16 AM

    Ba ba black 225 sheeps !


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