Cattle slaughter to be banned in Sri Lanka – Beef imports to be allowed

September 8, 2020 at 6:57 PM

By Vyshnavy Velrajh

The Parliamentary Group of the ruling party today approved a proposal to ban cattle slaughter in Sri Lanka.

Cabinet Spokesman Keheliya Rambukwella told Colombo Gazette that at the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) Parliamentary Group meeting Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa had said he hopes to ban cattle slaughter.

The Minister further said that all SLPP MPs who attended the meeting had commended the PM and had applauded.

No official proposal was submitted by the PM, but he expects to put forth the proposal soon, he said.

Minister Rambukwella further said the PM will decide when and how to submit the proposal on cattle slaughter in due time.

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. (NewsWire with inputs from Colombo Gazette)