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* Cabinet approves amendments to five bills to stop cattle slaughter
Tue, Oct 19, 2021, 11:37 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Oct 19, Colombo: The Cabinet of Ministers has granted approval for the bills drafted on the banning of cattle slaughter to be published in the Government gazette as notifications and to be tabled in Parliament.

The Cabinet of Ministers granted its approval on 28th September 2020 to prohibit cattle slaughter in order to increase local agriculture and local milk production.

The cabinet also granted approval to amend the laws and regulations applicable to it and to amend by laws passed by the local government institutions in relation to cattle slaughter.

Accordingly, the Legal Draftsman has drafted bills to amend the following acts / ordinances.

• Authority 272 of the Cattle Slaughter Ordinance No. 9 of 1893
• Animal Act No. 29 of 1958
• Authority 252 of Municipal Councils Ordinance
• Authority 255 of Urban Councils Ordinance
• Pradeshiya Sabha Ordinance No. 15 of 1987

The Attorney General has certified that the said bills do not clash with the provisions of the Constitution.

Accordingly, the Cabinet has granted approval to the consolidated resolution tabled by the Prime Minister, the Minister of Public Services,Provincial Councils and Local Government and the Minister of Agriculture to publish these bills in the government gazette as notifications and thereby table in the Parliament.


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