Cattles dead due to cold weather and letting them roam free: EP Governor | Sri Lanka News

The recent cattle deaths in the Eastern Province had occurred due to extreme cold weather and allowing them to roam freely in forests without minimum facilities, provincial animal production and health department said.

They said 256 cows in the Batticaloa district, 210 cows in Trincomalee district and 16 cows in Ampara district had died due to the extreme cold weather.

In order to save animals from such situations, Eastern Province Governor Anuradha Yahampath ordered the Animal Production and Health Department director to take necessary measures to inform the concerned farmers immediately.

She informed the director to advise the farmers to provide enough food and water to animals and to prepare necessary bonfires to warm them around the animal barn.

Since the extreme cold weather has ended, the farmers have been able to ensure the safety of the animals, the Animal Production and Health Department said.

The governor ordered the provincial authorities to look into the necessary measures to deal with the farmers who allow the animals to roam freely without providing them with the necessary facilities. (Chaturanga Pradeep Samarawickrama)

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