1. Sri Lanka Buddhist party to bring an act for prevention of animal sacrifice and torture


    ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka, August 31, 2012

    Aug 31, Colombo: A parliamentarian of Sri Lanka’s Sinhala Buddhist political party Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) Athuraliye Rathana Thero says the party will bring an act in parliament for preventing animal sacrifice and torture in the country.

    The legislator has already brought a draft act in the parliament for animal welfare.

    The Thero further said that the animal sacrifice is banned in Tamil Nadu state of India and all Hindus do not approve this act that is carried out by a minority.

    The All Ceylon Hindu Congress (ACHC) in a release said the animal sacrifice or any cruelty to life is an Act of Sin and it is unacceptable to Hindu religion. The ACHC appealed to the Kovil authorities not to proceed with the ritual of sacrificing hundreds of goats and fowl.

    The JHU was protesting the animal sacrifice that was to take place in the Munneswaram Sri Badra Kali Amman Hindu Kovil in Chilaw on September 01.

    However, the Kovil authorities suspended the annual ritual on a request from the President, Mahinda Rajapaksa.

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