Sirisena prohibits taking cattle out of Polonnaruwa

Health Minister Maithripala Sirisena has prohibited the transport of cattle from the Polonnaruwa administrative district with immediate effect.

A health ministry statement quoted Minister Sirisena, who is also the General Secretary of the SLFP, as having said that Polonnaruwa Divisional Secretary Nimal Abeysiri and Senior DIG North Central Province, Ravi Wijegunawardena were told to take tangible measures in this regard, at the district development meeting held on Monday.

According to the minister 250 to 300 cattle are transported daily from Polonnaruwa to Colombo via Anuradhapura. (SF) 

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