Public Relations and Public Affairs Minister Mervyn Silva has today prevented the sacrifice of animals at a Hindu temple in Chilaw by “rescuing” the animals.
Silva had intervened and taken the animals brought for slaughter at the Munneswaran Kovil in Chilaw to the police.
Silva had got a few of tractors from the town to take the animals to the Chilaw Police.
Meanwhile, a Court order had already been issued to prevent the sacrifice of the animals.
Silva had asked the people at the kovil why they had brought animals to be scarified saying there was no need to sacrifice animals.