Sri Lanka Police have obtained one hundred dogs for the Canine Kennels situated at Asgiriya, Kandy.
The cost of each dog is approximately five lakhs seventy five thousand each and with the transport and other incidental expenditure, it has totalled to around seven hundred and seventy five thousand for each dog according to Police sources.
The dogs are from four countries, namely Belgium, Netherlands, United Kingdom, Germany. They are to be trained as all round 'Canine Detectives', especially in Narcotics and tracking at crime scenes.
According to Dr.Dangolla, these dogs are the best that could be purchased by Sri Lanka for the detection of crime with the aid of these canine detectives.
The dogs were selected from around 240 specimens presented by breeders in these countries. The selections were done by personal inspection by Senior Veterinarian Dr.Ashok Dangolle of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Peradeniya accompanied by Assistant Superintendent of Police Sisira Weerakoon of the Police Kennels at Asgiriya. (L.B.Senaratne)
why waste money they are in abundance every where.
jJacoob Tuesday, 06 December 2011 02:41 AM
tripe gem bless them all .. long live ..
freelanced Tuesday, 06 December 2011 03:19 AM
Why waste foreign exchange. Use resources within.
Nodrog Tuesday, 06 December 2011 03:37 AM
Hope they don't end up in MPs homes as pets
A W Abdulkany Tuesday, 06 December 2011 04:27 AM
100 dogs for Rs 77,500,000/-. Cost of maintenance of each dog for a day, for a month? Does it reflect that the crimes in the will increase? Why don't we train 100 sri lanka hman beings; at least their family members will come out of poverty and increase their family inome. Where we heading brothers?
truthseeker Friday, 30 December 2011 01:53 AM
well for one fact, why dont people realise how important a sniffer, tracking, guard dogs are. if you take the crimes in Sri Lanka or any other country, the services from a police kennel is immense! if you know how many crimes have been solved by tracking dogs or how many bombs, explosives and narcotics have been found by work dogs which have saved so many lives.. you will realised the importance. anyways you decide! i think this is a good investment, we need to bring down the crime rate and improve the crime solve rates!
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