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* Spread of foot and mouth disease forces authorities to ban livestock slaughter in eight districts of Sri Lanka
Sat, Mar 8, 2014, 11:38 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 08, Colombo: Authorities in Sri Lanka have taken measures to ban the slaughter of cattle, goats and pigs and the sale and transporting of beef, mutton and pork in the Gampaha District from today.

The move has been initiated in order to arrest the spread of foot and mouth disease since it was detected among several heard of cattle in the area.

Director General, Department of Animal Production and Health, Dr. Kumar de Silva said the gazette notification in this regard was sent to the Government printer.

The ban is already in force in seven districts - Jaffna, Vavuniya, Mullaitivu, Ampara, Trincomalee, Anuradhapura and Puttalam.

It has been reported that cattle in the Karandeniya area in the Galle District have also contracted the disease after several heads of cattle were brought to the area from Welisara in the Gampaha District.

Dr. de Silva said the disease has spread in the Western and Southern Provinces after meat from the affected districts were brought to the areas.

He added that the Police had been directed to take stern action against those who defy the ban and transport meat and cattle from affected areas.

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