Cattle slaughter to be banned in Sri Lanka
The Parliamentary Group of the ruling party, the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP), today approved a proposal to ban cattle slaughter in Sri Lanka.
At a Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) Parliamentary Group meeting, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa had said that he hopes to ban cattle slaughter in Sri Lanka.
Cabinet Spokesman Keheliya Rambukwella said that all SLPP MPs who attended the meeting had commended the PM and had applauded.
However “No official proposal was submitted by the Prime Minister, but he expects to put forth the proposal soon,” he said.
Minister Rambukwella further said the Prime Minister will decide when and how to formally submit the proposal to the cabinet to ban cattle slaughter.
Meanwhile, Minister Bandula Gunawardena said a ban will not be imposed on beef imports.
He said the decision was taken as a redress to meat-lovers.
(Source - NewsWire)