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The Government had approved the Legal Draftsman to amend the Ordinance to make provisions to increase the fine on owners of stray dogs to Rs. 25,000 and the imprisonment to two years, Mass Media Minister Gayantha Karunathilaka said today.

He said the Registration of Dogs Ordinance No. 25 of 1901 was amendment due to the difficulties faced by the public due to stray dogs.

The proposal was made by the Provincial Councils and Local Government Minister Faiszer Mustafa. (Chaturanga Pradeep)

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  • Gemba Thursday, 23 March 2017 07:05 AM

    What morons! Stray dogs, by definition, do NOT have owners

    dineshpathirana Thursday, 23 March 2017 05:20 PM

    what about stray cattle ???

    Rish Thursday, 23 March 2017 07:41 AM

    Exactly, the few people who neuter strays and vaccinate them will be singled out compounding the the problem as no one will take responsibility to reduce the stray population.

    Neo Thursday, 23 March 2017 08:40 AM

    Sadly most owners of stray dogs can ill afford to pay massive fines. They are humane enough to take care of these helpless animals. Why burden them with more especially these days. Help them with the sterilization and vaccines instead. via DM Android App

    seqi Thursday, 23 March 2017 09:54 AM

    they are wards of the state via DM Android App

    Thepanis Wednesday, 22 March 2017 06:26 PM

    Typical idiocy of our politicos and lawyers. How do they expect to prove ownership of stray dogs.

    Nelum Fernando Thursday, 23 March 2017 12:30 PM

    If they are stray dogs, how can you find owners? Funny.

    VICTOR Thursday, 23 March 2017 01:52 PM

    That much is the knowledge of our minister

    behux Thursday, 23 March 2017 02:10 PM

    Take the meaning properly of this news story. Most of the dogs we see as stray dogs have owners. They just feed them and make them roam in streets and poo etc. especially we can see this at evenings and night time. So I think it's a good move to fine such owners.

    NAF Thursday, 23 March 2017 02:32 PM

    All stray dogs belongs to Ministers

    annoyed Thursday, 23 March 2017 03:31 AM

    If dogs could vote, this won't be implemented. What happened to fines brought on traffic violations?


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