A press briefing was held in Colombo organised by religious leaders today against the animal sacrifice at the Munneswaram Kali Kovil. The pictures show the Public Relations Minister Mervin Silva briefing the media. Pix by Pradeep Pathirana
From these guys who does not eat even an egg????????????
Game Kolla Thursday, 30 August 2012 09:25 AM
This man is suffering from mad-cow decease.
Arjuna Thursday, 30 August 2012 09:36 AM
I can see a Muslim religious leader too. Will he accept if asked to stop animal sacrifice in Haj festival season? is it not double stand?
Al Rasa Thursday, 30 August 2012 09:28 AM
Very exemplary move by Minister Mervin. No any other minister within your fold even in the history of UNP regime no one dared to organize such a protest. We bless minister Mervin a long life and long career in politics.
lalith Thursday, 30 August 2012 09:20 AM
it would be interesting to see how much these "leaders" were paid
Devaka Thursday, 30 August 2012 10:40 AM
Let us all get together to stop uncivilised practices like animal sacrifice which has no place in our society.
Junta Thursday, 30 August 2012 11:04 AM
Here's the deal,
Animal Sacrifices in places of worship and especially in houses should be banned. This should be because of health and safety reasons not because of anything else.
Killing of animals should be limited to the butchers under strict guide lines and the people's right to eat meat should be protected at all time.
shan Thursday, 30 August 2012 10:44 AM
if it is a religious obligation, they should be given the right to do so. and in Islam the animal is not tortured to death by inhumanly hitting it to its head with a hammer or so. if the animal is ill-treated and put to death then it is an inhuman act. Apart from that do you know how many non muslims take meat along with their daily food.?? do not make silly comments....
Marie Thursday, 30 August 2012 11:11 AM
THANK YOU MR SILVA ALL ARE JUST HOWLING BUT NO ONE TO TAKE THE LEAD THAT WAS DONE BY HON MINISTER HE MAY BE HAVING WEAK POINTS BUT THIS IS GREAT
Jerome Thursday, 30 August 2012 10:52 AM
Before all this will fist stop killing people in the first place.
Jesus Thursday, 30 August 2012 11:33 AM
Mr S....... Forget the animals..; what about the drugs...
citizen Thursday, 30 August 2012 11:13 AM
Arjun, Animal torture must be stop even during Haj season.
peace lover Thursday, 30 August 2012 11:59 AM
It will be nice if no one is murdered/raped/molested during this period.... and for ever in this country. At the rate things are happening, we are going no where!!
Mifly Thursday, 30 August 2012 12:12 PM
It's disgusting how in this day and age people still carry out such barbaric practices such as animal sacrifice.
mr. gamarala Thursday, 30 August 2012 07:06 PM
no animal sacrifice allowed. Government permit to promote human sacrifice and suffering only
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