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Govt. approves cattle slaughter ban

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The government approved  prohibition of cattle slaughter in order to increase local dairy industry. The decision was announced at the weekly cabinet meeting at the Information Department today.

Accordingly, approval of the cabonet was granted on September 28 and permitted to amend the laws and regulations applicable to it and to amend laws passed by the local government institutions in relation to cattle slaughter.

The Legal Draftsman has drafted bills to amend the following acts and ordinances.

• Authority 272 of the Cattle Slaughter Ordinance No. 9 of 1893

• Act No. 29 of 1958 Concerning Animals

• Municipal Councils Ordinance - Section 252

• Section 255 of the Municipal Councils Ordinance

• Ordinance No. 15 of the Urban Council Act of 1987

The Attorney General has certified that the said Bills do not clash with the provisions of the Constitution. 

Accordingly, the Cabinet Ministers have granted approval to the consolidated resolution tabled by the Prime Minister. The Ministers of Public Services, Provincial Councils and Local Government, and Agriculture approved the publication of these Bills in the government gazette as notifications and, thereby, their table in Parliament. (Chaturanga Samarawickrama)

  Comments - 23

  • Beef Lover Tuesday, 19 October 2021 11:12 AM

    Here we go , I wonder whose relative is importing beef. I personally will not buy beef at inflated price.There are far greater issues than this.It is a ploy aimed at local elections to garner votes.

    Ravi Silva Tuesday, 19 October 2021 11:12 AM

    Signs of Election is coming :)

    Peter Tuesday, 19 October 2021 11:15 AM

    This is cleaver intelligent decision made by governors , country need dairy farm industrial to boost now , this decision not bcos of Buddhist and bot harm for another religion , it’s a need of country

    asiri de silva Tuesday, 19 October 2021 11:59 AM

    Correct spot on....but the sad part is most ppl will not understand this because we are filled with educated uneducated ppl...

    Jayampathi Tuesday, 19 October 2021 12:41 PM

    It can have a reverse impact also. Cattle farmers what to do with unproductive cattles?

    Sensible Tuesday, 19 October 2021 12:07 PM

    Parliament eke inne mee harak tika issella billata denne onay!

    Buffalo Bill Tuesday, 19 October 2021 12:15 PM

    small businesses and the families depending on this industry will suffer .. all this is so the the new mega meat plant owners (wink wink) can secure their monopoly destroying the small players.

    Gayan Tuesday, 19 October 2021 12:31 PM

    Unwise move. After certain age cattle becomes a liability. Improve the slaughter technique and retain the option.

    Dee Tuesday, 19 October 2021 12:35 PM

    Someone is going to make good money! Wonder if the shopping house is venturing out into importing beef as well?

    Neville Jayakody Tuesday, 19 October 2021 12:42 PM

    To protect parliamentarians life in the future, when they are not in power!

    Lumbini Tuesday, 19 October 2021 12:50 PM

    A complete cattle ban is absurd. The government should have regulated it to stop animal cruelty.

    Mark Anandappa Tuesday, 19 October 2021 01:01 PM

    Only in SRILANKA you get all the fuzz on everything but nothing happens.

    Premalal Perera Tuesday, 19 October 2021 01:01 PM

    The farmers would have to feed cows long after their milk production span expires. Also they would have to feed bulls without any income. This is another stupid decision like the fertiliser ban.

    C.Peiris Tuesday, 19 October 2021 01:02 PM

    Policies for elections. Anyone with a thimble of sense knows that the dairy industry contributes significantly to the beef industry because unproductive cattle and unwanted males are used for meat. This is a move just to motivate the 69 lakhs.

    Rajkumar Nagarajah Tuesday, 19 October 2021 01:32 PM

    Many people, irrespective of any religion in Sri Lanka consume beef, especially our Muslim brothers. Eating growth hormone injected chicken is really harmful to our health. Do you have a winning strategy to develop dairy industry?

    zak Galfe Tuesday, 19 October 2021 05:58 PM

    Subramanian Swamy 's advise in play

    James John Tuesday, 19 October 2021 06:33 PM

    Good Move Backward Journey Final Destruction of the country by inept and inefficient Politicians

    Moo Wednesday, 20 October 2021 06:49 AM

    How about 'meeharak'- plenty in the Parliament, no? Come to think of it, the Parliament canteen may have to close unless it thinks of oink oink!!!

    Dash Wednesday, 20 October 2021 08:07 AM

    This is fast becoming a Hindu country.

    Beefy Wednesday, 20 October 2021 08:14 AM

    Only thing they have done and import beef !!!

    Upulpb Wednesday, 20 October 2021 09:34 AM

    Yet another drama in the making!!

    Lankan girl Wednesday, 20 October 2021 01:07 PM

    And when milk production is depleted, please send the cattle to parliament, I hear they have a well-remunerated place for them.

    Mutalif Lebbe Tuesday, 26 October 2021 05:18 AM

    Maybe the 225 idiots in the parliament worried about getting slaughtered in the near future. So they imposed a slaughter ban. At the same time they can import beef from India and make commission out of it. Majority of Indians don’t eat beef, but they slaughter cows for our consumption.


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