While condemning the slaughtering of cattle, Public Relations Minister Mervyn Silva said today he was committed to stop cattle slaughtering at any time.
“I do not have a specific time or date to stop slaughtering. I do not mind even day or night. I am there to act against this. We need to put an end to cattle slaughtering,” he said.
He was speaking after visiting Hunupitiya Kelaniya, where a van transporting cattle without permit, was raided this morning.
Twelve heads of cattle were found in the van at the time of the raid. Four of them were dead.
Minister Silva said that now he had started acting without talking.
“I have decided not to talk. Normally, I don’t talk when working. Cattle slaughtering should be stopped in this country, I even stopped selling beef in Kelaniya.
“This should not take place when a just ruler is ruling the country,” he said.