Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* 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.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Kataragama returns to normalcy after officer involved in shooting arrested
-- [2 hours ago]
President instructs IGP to investigate into Uva CM forcing a Principal to kneel down
-- [2 hours ago]
Ceylon Chamber organizes business forums with Singapore, Indonesia delegations
-- [3 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Human Rights Commission issues guidelines for police officers to follow during local election
-- [4 hours ago]
Uva Chief Minister resigns from the post of Provincial Minister of Education
-- [4 hours ago]
Sri Lanka to establish two more medical faculties to expand higher education
Special high court will be set up in next two months to expedite hearing of fraud cases - PM
Sri Lanka President to take over economic management
Teachers' union demands arrest of Uva Chief Minister for threatening a Tamil female teacher
Sri Lanka to sign a FTA with Singapore during Prime Minister's visit

Copyright © 2000, 2014 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.