The Cabinet has approved a bill drafted by the Legal Draftsman and the Attorney General has given the green light specifying that the bill does not clash with the provisions of the Constitution.

Accordingly the Cabinet has approved a proposal by the Prime Minister and several other line ministers to publish the new bill in the government gazette.

It has been the view of the Cabinet that prohibition of cattle slaughter will enhance local agriculture and local milk production.

Hence the Cabinet has approved a proposal 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 are not clashing with the provisions of the Constitution. Accordingly, the Cabinet of Ministers 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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