By Vyshnavy Velrajh
The Parliamentary Group of the ruling party, the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP), today approved a proposal to ban cattle slaughter in Sri Lanka.
Cabinet Spokesman Keheliya Rambukwella told Colombo Gazette that at the 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 Prime Minister on the proposal.
“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.
If the proposal is approved by the cabinet and enforced the Government will look to import meat. (Colombo Gazette)