Sri Lanka: protest against animal sacrifice

Posted on August 25, 2012


Today (25th August), an item was posted on the web-site of Sri Lanka’s English newspaper Sunday Observer titled ‘Satyagraha against animal sacrifice’; it is already tomorrow in Sri Lanka, so the item is dated 26th August. (On, there is an explanation of  ‘Satyagraha’: ‘… Gandhi called his overall method of non-violent action Satyagraha. This translates roughly as “Truth-force.” A fuller rendering, though, would be “the force that is generated through adherence to Truth.” – Nowadays, it’s usually called non-violence. But for Gandhi, non-violence was the word for a different, broader concept-namely, “a way of life based on love and compassion.” …’.)

‘… A peaceful protest campaign organised by the Multi Religious Alliance for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals against animal sacrifice is scheduled to be held today in Chilaw. Several religious organisations such as the Jathika Sangha Sammelanaya as well as animal welfare groups are expected to participate in this campaign.

The protest follows a signature campaign conducted in August 2011, which collected over 600,000 signatures islandwide, appealing to President Mahinda Rajapaksa to ban animal sacrifice by law …’

Read the item at


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