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By Kanchana Kumara Ariyadasa

Two dogs have helped expose a massive timber racket near the Moragahakanda reservoir where more than 500 valuable trees were found razed to the ground. However the authorities have not taken action to nab the culprits, residents in the area said.

According to residents in the area the timber racket has been going on for some time but was exposed only after the two dogs alerted the residents and led them into the thick jungle. Journalists who visited the area were also led by the dogs to the site where the trees wee cut.

The owner of the two dogs, a paddy cultivator of the area, was the first to notice the illegal felling. “My two pet dogs Jema and Singithi had followed the racketeers to the location, returned to my hut and pulled me by my clothes making a strange noise wanting me to follow them. When I did follow them I found the trees all cut,” the owner of the dogs said.

He said he had raised the matter with the Bakamuna police, the Divisonal Seceretariat and the Forest Conservation Officers, but to no avail. (Daily Mirror online)





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  • Friday, 14 May 2010 09:32 AM

    hope the dogs get political asylum in Canada as they may not live long

    Friday, 14 May 2010 09:37 AM

    Costs of election should be recovered soon

    Friday, 14 May 2010 09:55 AM

    another blow to our cops and SOCO

    Friday, 14 May 2010 10:02 AM

    wow !!! wel done dogis apply for police force

    Friday, 14 May 2010 10:38 AM

    Dogs have been man's best for centuries. We need appreciate this deed and treat dogs well.

    Friday, 14 May 2010 10:42 AM

    Those who are responsible are the culprits.

    Friday, 14 May 2010 05:46 PM

    The dogs are better Sri Lankans than these corrupt politicians!

    Friday, 14 May 2010 11:05 AM

    WHO LED THE DOGS OUT? BOOH BOOH

    Friday, 14 May 2010 10:58 PM

    Better to form a 'dog security force regiment' in Sri Lanka. I think the culprits and officers are equally liable for not taking any action!

    Friday, 14 May 2010 07:54 AM

    Imagine now even animals are aware that the environment need to be protected.
    But why not our MR lead government?
    salute to two loving dogs but be careful of them as culprits may poison them

    Friday, 14 May 2010 08:01 AM

    Wow even Dogs love our country so much.....!!!.....I wonder who the real dog is in this case....!!!!

    Friday, 14 May 2010 08:06 AM

    The dogs Jema and Singitha were wide awake whie the Police, the D.S and the Forest Conservation Officers were all in deep slumber.

    Friday, 14 May 2010 08:09 AM

    Political Paraya Dogs !.

    Friday, 14 May 2010 08:10 AM

    Dogs over Police

    Friday, 14 May 2010 08:21 AM

    Dogs know what is good and bad but some authorities don't.

    Friday, 14 May 2010 08:26 AM

    The country has gone to the dogs.

    Friday, 14 May 2010 08:36 AM

    culprits will never be revealed because there is a political connection behind this definitly to carry out such a massive illegal operation. anyway both dogs and the owner will have to be protected from the culprits now rather than protecting the environment.

    Friday, 14 May 2010 09:07 AM

    Be careful! The owner and two dogs will be abducted by the culprits.

    Friday, 14 May 2010 09:13 AM

    'International conspiracy' who let the dogs out


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