Cabinet approves draft bills on prohibiting cattle slaughter

Cabinet approves draft bills on prohibiting cattle slaughter

Cabinet approves draft bills on prohibiting cattle slaughter

Written by Pavani Hapuarachchi

19 Oct, 2021 | 1:17 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st): The Cabinet approval has been granted to the consolidated resolution tabled by Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa to publish the gazette notifications with regard to the draft Amendment bill of five Acts to ban cattle slaughter in Sri Lanka and to table the respective draft in Parliament.

On 28th September, the Cabinet of Ministers granted approval to prohibit cattle slaughter in order to increase local agriculture and local milk production and to amend the laws and regulations applicable to it and 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 are not clashing with the provisions of the Constitution.

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