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It was a bad reputation and a disgrace to the country to have opened a massive meat processing factory in Katunayake with the blessings of the government, National Intellectuals' Council Chairman Ven. Omalpe Sobitha Thera said yesterday.

Ven. Sobitha Thera told a news conference that the media had reported that the said factory could cater to around 10% of the world’s meat production.

“Though the government has not officially made an announcement on this meat processing factory, we came to know about it through the media.as citizens of this country, we have a right to know who owns this, what is the purpose of establishing this factory, the prelate said.

He said the government should have considered the environmental and ethical impact that could cause to the country and also the disgrace the country would have to face through such slaughtering of animals.

“Sri Lanka has created world records through disgraceful means.we have our names in the record books being the highest individual alcohol consumers in the world, a hub for providing cheap labour and a country that consumes the highest volume of toxins,” he said and added that this factory would earn a name for the country as the highest animal slaughtering nation,” he said.

Ven. Sobitha Thera said they were happy when the proposal was brought to ban cattle slaughtering. however, the implementation of the said proposal was postponed weeks later, perhaps due to some influence. (Ajith Siriwardana)

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  • Shehan Friday, 18 December 2020 08:24 AM

    Those who lie to the public eventually take what left with them for next phase of life...Karma.

    Kumar Friday, 18 December 2020 08:33 AM

    I don't think any country can do better than USA. US slaughter about 200K cattle, hogs and millions of chickens. I hear that China imports chicken feet from the US and in return US imports wings.

    Inquirer Friday, 18 December 2020 08:37 AM

    Naturally Namal R who was right in front must also be a disgrace to SL!!!

    Ranaweera Friday, 18 December 2020 08:37 AM

    We had meat processing factories at small to medium scale , many eat meat in the country. Over 500 cows are being killed daily. No one really truly observe Pan-sil . Why this hypocrisy about this factory. It will earn some foreign exchange. There is no dingle country on earth with people who do not eat meat.

    Mokan Friday, 18 December 2020 08:43 AM

    Why don’t you tell the God to take action

    sss Friday, 18 December 2020 08:44 AM

    That is true. But a worse disgrace is sending poor rural women abroad for domestic labor so that the politicians and professionals (who hardly contribute to the economy) can have dollars for their duty free imports

    Achini Friday, 18 December 2020 08:50 AM

    You are the biggest disgrace to the country and buddhism

    Vegetarian European Friday, 18 December 2020 09:01 AM

    As a Buddhist country the Monk has the right to disagree with the decision to allow meat processing factory in Sri Lanka. But the biggest hypocrisy about meat comes from your neighbour India, which has for decades projected itself as the saviour of animals, specially cows, from slaughter and won the respect of vegetarians all over the world. But what the world didn’t know was as it was talking about the virtues of vegetarianism, India continuously produced tons of beef all along and today stands as the second biggest beef producing country in the world. No other country can be so deceptive like India.

    Hind Friday, 18 December 2020 01:37 PM

    One cannot rule a country with emotions alone. Being a vegetarian or not is a personal choice. Hindus don't engage in religious conversions like the Europeans.

    Vegetarian European Friday, 18 December 2020 09:01 AM

    As a Buddhist country the Monk has the right to disagree with the decision to allow meat processing factory in Sri Lanka. But the biggest hypocrisy about meat comes from your neighbour India, which has for decades projected itself as the saviour of animals, specially cows, from slaughter and won the respect of vegetarians all over the world. But what the world didn’t know was as it was talking about the virtues of vegetarianism, India continuously produced tons of beef all along and today stands as the second biggest beef producing country in the world. No other country can be so deceptive like India.

    BigEars Friday, 18 December 2020 09:02 AM

    Ha Ha Ha ! Now start a fast.

    Hareesz Friday, 18 December 2020 09:09 AM

    If 80% of the population refrain from consuming, the factory will automatically close down. Simple solution.

    Michael Ranasinghe Friday, 18 December 2020 09:27 AM

    Ven. Thero you were one of the main advocates of bringing this regime .. now don't complain ..

    Sherlock Holmans Friday, 18 December 2020 12:46 PM

    What's your solution to the animals that kills another for food?

    Man Friday, 18 December 2020 02:44 PM

    Honourable Thera speaks the truth about people but animals and found that he had been deceived by the government. In Buddhism, there is no God like other religions with mighty power causing havoc with Covid-19 as we experience, now.

    ASK Friday, 18 December 2020 06:51 PM

    Hathwalame wechchi daeta makoranndada!


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