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A request made by the Chilaw police for a court order banning the slaughter of animals at the Chilaw Munneswaran Sri Badrakali Kovil was rejected by the Chilaw District Judge and Magistrate Jagath A.Kahandagama.
The Magistrate said imposing a ban as requested by the police was not within the jurisdiction of that court.
Police earlier filed a motion seeking a court order for a ban on animal slaughter in response to a complaint made by General Secretary of the Thunhela Jathika Vyaparaya  Ven. Omare Kassapa Thera.
 (Augustine Fernando)

  Comments - 21

  • Vernon Tuesday, 11 September 2012 03:55 PM

    A country has no religion and should not have a religion. Just because extremist countries do some thing it doesn't mean it is right and logical. Religion of an individual citizen is purely a personal thing, and the state should safeguard the rights of different believes to practice their religion.

    sampath Wednesday, 12 September 2012 04:13 PM

    Soma Thero was no super Human and neither is SL a Buddhist country. The majority of SL people are Buddhist. There is a difference in that and I hope you understand that, and that the consitutuion of SL guarantees religious freeodm to all religions.

    Will you stop the Veddhas from offering venison at KAtaragama

    Baboon Tuesday, 11 September 2012 11:17 AM

    OHHH Dear - Mervin will commit suicide now??

    don Tuesday, 11 September 2012 11:19 AM

    explain why???, is it due to that these animals they're dumb or humans are dumb???????

    optimism Tuesday, 11 September 2012 11:09 AM

    this is one person's madness. we all know who.

    Roshan Tuesday, 11 September 2012 11:53 AM

    If you want to stop the killing of animals then put a court case against all meat shops!! Btw @don are you a vegetarian? If not, plz follow what you preach!!!!!

    Gam Pappa Tuesday, 11 September 2012 04:59 PM

    You mean animals like Mervyn and Malaka?

    murder Tuesday, 11 September 2012 11:43 AM

    This is a Buddhist Country..
    will Middle east country let us to go there and do our Prays in Public ?
    we badly missing a Super Human Like Soma Thero.

    Sim Tuesday, 11 September 2012 12:07 PM

    According to the Constitution all are allowed to practice their religion as long as it's not against the law of the country.

    Sangaralingham Wednesday, 12 September 2012 07:31 PM

    court is not guardian of animals. society should be and in the name of god no animals should be sacrificed

    Sangaralingham Wednesday, 12 September 2012 07:45 PM

    not a good idea. not a hindu tradition. creation of a section of society who beleive kill an innocent animal to benefit some imaginary or real human in their thoughts

    Kallathoni Lankan Tuesday, 11 September 2012 12:06 PM

    Hat off to the judge. This is hinu's tradition. Let them get on with it.

    Raj Tuesday, 11 September 2012 06:03 PM

    Are you going to close all slaughter houses ?

    Calistus Jayatilleke Tuesday, 11 September 2012 12:26 PM

    Why cant this Jathika Vyaparaya concentrate their efforts to prevent rape of minors and women by the government politicians and fight for death sentence for such offenders, instead of arousing communal feeling with this sort of campaigns.

    Subbiah Tuesday, 11 September 2012 12:50 PM

    Will anyone show in which Hindu scripture animal sacrifice in temples is mentioned?

    konda china Tuesday, 11 September 2012 03:12 PM

    What are more important people or goats? politicians support harbour and protect man-killers, to cover up, they protest against animal killers. All bloody cocks, time servers!

    Achari Tuesday, 11 September 2012 10:07 AM

    All people should have the right to practice their religion as far as they don't sacrifice humans.

    ROSHAN Tuesday, 11 September 2012 10:10 AM

    Please respect other religion,all religion tolerance with other
    community,even whether we like or not

    veda Tuesday, 11 September 2012 03:23 PM

    Read this and do not try to twist the meaning Rig Veda verse 10.86.14, in which Indra says, "They cook for me 15 plus 20 oxen," and verse 8.43.11, which describes Agni as one whose food is the ox and the barren cow.

    ceylon Tuesday, 11 September 2012 03:23 PM

    Sri Lanka being such a religious country we should not kill any animals at all.

    Sorry dot com Tuesday, 11 September 2012 10:46 AM

    Someone should file a case against fishing, as it kills millions of life in the most ruthless way.

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