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The police department expressed its regrets over yesterday’s canine marriage and said it had no intention of insultingany community or its culture by way of the purported marriage ceremony.

Cultural Affairs Minister T.B. Ekanayake said the ceremony was an insult to Sinhala values and the community’s culture as the canine wedding ceremony was done in accordance with the rituals of a traditional Sinhala wedding.

Police spokesmanBuddhikaSiriwardena said the only reason for constructing a “MagulPoruwa” and conducting a Poruwa ceremony was for the sake of taking photographs.(Supun Dias)
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  • Cobra Wednesday, 28 August 2013 01:32 AM

    Policiya ballata gihin kiyana eka hari ne!

    pahan madugalla Tuesday, 27 August 2013 11:37 AM

    dan ithin balla badalada kiyala ahanna puluwanne.

    Ma Tuesday, 27 August 2013 11:37 AM

    Police dept. got so much to do as law and order at the lowest. This is so funny.

    Ravi Tuesday, 27 August 2013 11:38 AM

    I think the police has better things to do than doing dog weddings

    L.Perera Wednesday, 28 August 2013 08:52 AM

    Wonder who sang Jayamangala gatha. Was it the police band or seva vanitha ?

    Suq Madique Tuesday, 27 August 2013 12:10 PM

    Our monks need to broaden their thinking and not be so petty minded.

    ffaizer Tuesday, 27 August 2013 12:13 PM

    when are they goin 2 have the horse weddings ?????

    Palson Wednesday, 28 August 2013 02:13 AM

    Rata Ballata Ghilla

    sanjeewa herath Tuesday, 27 August 2013 12:20 PM

    but will the dogs give up their habits ?

    banda Tuesday, 27 August 2013 12:22 PM

    They are capable of such things only, and raiding brothels.

    Pulle Wednesday, 28 August 2013 06:57 AM

    Whats the big deal, it was innocent fun for the dogs I mean.

    Onlooker Tuesday, 27 August 2013 10:12 AM

    No problem, gay marriages are authorized in some countries.

    ANTON Tuesday, 27 August 2013 10:12 AM

    YES, PROPERLY TRAINED, A MAN CAN BE DOG'S BEST FRIEND.

    Bumble-bee Tuesday, 27 August 2013 10:13 AM

    Balloth ekka bae !

    lkboy Tuesday, 27 August 2013 10:13 AM

    come on, that 'poruwa' (podium) are used in western culture as well.

    Mr Retort Wednesday, 28 August 2013 01:03 PM

    Obviously this not an insult for they frequently get involved in worse act of insult for themselves.

    Kiri Gamarala Wednesday, 28 August 2013 01:46 PM

    Why not? The culture of dogs permits males to screw females freely, but the police has started preventing it. May be under some provisions of the Act on Preventing Cruelty to Animals.

    vini Wednesday, 28 August 2013 08:04 AM

    These are arranged marriages. Did the parents agree?


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