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Megapolis and Western Development Minister Champika Ranawaka today vowed to take legal action against cattle owners who allow their cattle to roam the streets of the Western province.  

The Minister requested cattle owners to ensure their cattle were not on the roads by December15, stating that local bodies would be directed to take legal action against cattle owners.  
He said according to the Megapolis Ordinance, a license should be obtained to manage a herd of cattle in a shed.
However, he stated that if owners were unable to manage their herds, the cattle should be handed over to the Ministry.
Stray cattle had become a nuisance to the public and often created traffic. Therefore, they would be captured and sent to Embilipitiya cattle orphanage, the Minister said. (Thilanka Kanakarathna)

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  • Thilak Friday, 01 December 2017 03:45 PM

    Cattle advise by minister no walking the talk.

    Tharangani Friday, 01 December 2017 03:46 PM

    Punish them without mercy

    Sincere Friday, 01 December 2017 03:46 PM

    So many politicians, particularly when they are flying on public roads with defenders and flashing warning lights have become so much of nuisance to the public than cattle.

    nick Friday, 01 December 2017 03:55 PM

    u sounds just useless we cannot see anything improved in colombo except garbage via DM Android App

    das Friday, 01 December 2017 04:13 PM

    Also deal with cattle with security vehicle escorts hogging the roads

    Unchikun Friday, 01 December 2017 04:28 PM

    Cattle and elephants roamed this land long before humans. This land also belongs to them. I hope you have heard of Charles Darwin. One of you party men, remarked that out elephants need to be exported. What have you done for the past 2 1/2 years. All talk. Sadly I voted for you in the last elections. I am waiting for the next election to show you guys the door.

    BV Friday, 01 December 2017 04:56 PM

    And we too are waiting to show guys like unchikun the door.

    Dee Friday, 01 December 2017 04:45 PM

    Beef is one of the best forms of nutrition . Can't understand why we are so anti beef.

    Mewan Friday, 01 December 2017 05:57 PM

    Human flesh is also a from of nutrition. But we are better than that right?

    Dee Friday, 01 December 2017 06:40 PM

    @Mevan . Why don't you keep the stray cattle at your home and feed them?

    naradha Friday, 01 December 2017 05:07 PM

    This is a nuisance to the public in the city as well as in the village. Stray cattle must be caught and sent to a government farm.

    Arnold Friday, 01 December 2017 05:12 PM

    With the anti-beef bandwagon this menace is only going to increase. What are the farmers supposed to do with the unwanted male calves??

    ram Friday, 01 December 2017 05:48 PM

    There are many cattle roaming on Peterson Lane, Perukumba place as well as other near road causing very traffic congestion daily. will the authority take necessary action.

    ralahamy Friday, 01 December 2017 05:52 PM

    We are still in the stone age.We need milk, but we import it while our cattle roam the streets. No proper education to the cattle farmer who can millions in Foreign exchange. When they become too old to be economically viable, they can be sold to the slaughter house instead of the young ones. Cattle farmers can be trained by the agricultural scholars, so that cattle become an asset and not a liability.

    Raz Friday, 01 December 2017 06:13 PM

    This was very much expected. Please call for non beef eateres & animal lovers valunteer to come forward and take charge of these cattle. via DM Android App

    Lord Wolfstein Friday, 01 December 2017 06:36 PM

    It should not be allowed to own cattle without sufficient pasture.

    Mani Maama Friday, 01 December 2017 06:53 PM

    If you meant speeding bulls and cows of the parliament, Sure I agree

    Greenman Friday, 01 December 2017 07:50 PM

    Lot of cattle in the parliament ,,, many roaming on the road with defenders in front and back...!

    Tinkiriya Friday, 01 December 2017 08:31 PM

    First fine the cattle that roam and do nothing on Diyawanna Oya.

    VJ Friday, 01 December 2017 09:01 PM

    It is a tourist attraction, wildlife on the way to the city from the airport.

    Ben Friday, 01 December 2017 09:41 PM

    First get the cattle out of Diywana oya resort

    Ben Friday, 01 December 2017 09:48 PM

    We saw recent CCTV,we have very experienced cattle catcher while on the go. Relese this guys and ask them to join police as cattle catchers and give them a good salary.Use the talent we have, Long time ago I remember Mrs B put Mr Thaha and Muktha in prison for FX dealings, At that time many suggested to take them out and give them top jobs in the Finance Ministry,If done we woul;d not be facing and FX problems todayWe have wrong talent in the house now.

    Vimukthi Sunday, 03 December 2017 04:55 PM

    Oops NO MP's on road, have they found helicopters :))


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