Cattle race in Kilinochchi to condemn cattle slaughter

A cattle race was held in Kilinochchi to condemn the slaughter of cattle and animal cruelty, the Daily Mirror reported.

The traditional “Thirikkal” cattle race, which is popular among the Tamil Community, was held in Vattakachchi, Kilinochchi yesterday (10).

The event was organized by the Kilinochchi Cattle Race Society and the Kalmadu Traders Association, and was conducted at the Kalivani playground.

Over 200 strong bulls were used in the race with prizes being awarded to winners.

The race comes following the recent announcement made my Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa to submit a proposal to ban cattle slaughter in Sri Lanka.

On Tuesday (08), the Parliamentary Group of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) approved the Prime Minister’s view to put forth a proposal in this regard.

Cabinet spokesman Minister Keheliya Rambukwella said at the time that no official proposal was submitted by the Prime Minister, but he expects to put forth the proposal soon.

Meanwhile, Minister Bandula Gunawardena said a ban will not be imposed on beef imports, adding that the decision was taken as a redress to meat-lovers.

However, addressing the weekly cabinet briefing yesterday (10), Minister Keheliya Rambukwella said the decision pertaining to banning the slaughter of cattle in Sri Lanka has been delayed by a month.

He said discussions will be held with respective groups prior to reaching a final decision. (NewsWire)

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