Cabinet has approved a proposal to import sheep to improve farming, the Government said today.
Sheep farming is done at farms of the National Livestock Development Board (NLDB) and private farms in the Northern and North-western provinces.
However the Government noted that there has not been any improvement in the industry since 1980.
As a result a proposal made by P. Harrison, Minister of Rural Economic Affairs, to import 25 male sheep and 100 female sheep using Rs. 10 million which is allocated for 2017 following the proper procurement procedure, was approved by the cabinet of Ministers. (Colombo Gazette)