The cows were imported as a part of a project to import 20,000 milch cows. Each cow had cost a staggering Rs. 521,551.
Accordingly, the value of the lost cows around Rs. 10,431,020.
Although documents state that the cows have been handed over to the address No. 28, Gannoruwa, Peradeniya, only the Veterinary Research Institute in Gannoruwa is located at the said address.