The transport of cattle for slaughter from Pollonaruwa is to be banned from July, officials said today.
The decision was taken at the District Development Committee meeting held today.
Health Minister Maithripala Sirisena, who was at the meeting, had issued the instructions to ban the transport of cattle from Pollonaruwa.
The police have been advised to take legal action against those violating the ban from July.
Statistics had revealed that over 250 cattle are transported from the Pollonaruwa district daily. (Colombo Gazette)