Ban on cattle slaughter affects beef industries

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Sri Lankan government approved prohibition of cattle slaughter. The decision was announced at the weekly cabinet meeting at the Information Department today.

Accordingly, approval of the cabinet 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 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.

Sri Lankan government’s new law affects beef industries and people who depend on those industries, mainly minority Muslim communities will be affected severely.

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