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Defence Secretary Major General (Rtd) Kamal Gunaratne yesterday directed the Police Chief not to auction police sniffer dogs which had served the department before they retired, the military spokesman said.

“The Defence Secretary had informed the acting IGP not to auction retired sniffer dogs, but to keep them and treat them under the care of the Police Department until their death” Military Spokesman Brigadier Chandana Wickremesinghe told the Daily Mirror.

The media reported a few weeks ago that the Police Kennels division auctioned 25 police sniffer dogs which were 10 years old. It was reported that the police department had earned more than Rs.310,000 through the auction.

All these auctioned sniffer dogs had helped the police department to track down drug dealers, robbers, murderers and trace missing persons.

Following this controversial auction that was held in Kandy, several animal lovers and animal rights activists protested the move and demanded the authorities to stop auctioning those animals.

The animal lovers have highlighted that these sniffer dogs are one-master work dogs and their lives would be in danger if this move was not stopped. (Sunil Jayasiri)

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  • Chandaralal Tuesday, 08 September 2020 09:21 AM

    Good Work.

    Leo Tuesday, 08 September 2020 09:33 AM

    Do these idiotic practices happen only in Sri Lanka?

    ANTON Tuesday, 08 September 2020 09:54 AM

    BETTER AUCTION RETIRED POLITICIANS , THEY ARE USELESS.

    Anura Herathmudalige Tuesday, 08 September 2020 10:27 AM

    Will there be a demand for them?

    charles dias Tuesday, 08 September 2020 10:46 AM

    Who will buy?

    Lumbini Tuesday, 08 September 2020 10:21 AM

    Good move.

    Jude Tuesday, 08 September 2020 10:22 AM

    Believe me, if you auction off POLITICIAN'S brains!! It will fetch big MONEY!! 'Coz it's Hardly USED!! Yeah!!

    Ronnie Bugger Tuesday, 08 September 2020 11:21 AM

    So who gave this so called Acting IGP to authority to sell of these trained 'sniffers'. Keep in mind that he is only an 'actor' and must follow a chain of command to even take a leak and where did the big money go ? Please investigate. Apparently this 'actor' has a mind of his own.

    Neville Gunasekara Tuesday, 08 September 2020 11:49 AM

    Ha... Ha... nobody will buy useless things, even for antiques.

    Neville Gunasekara Tuesday, 08 September 2020 11:52 AM

    It was reported in the press that police officers themselves who handled these dogs wish to keep them. It is a good proposal unless they will not sell them in turn.

    Darme Tuesday, 08 September 2020 12:17 PM

    TOO LATE....Already Sold...! One LAW..One SYSTEM Please...!

    Jinna Tuesday, 08 September 2020 01:10 PM

    Too late.

    Kennel Cop Tuesday, 08 September 2020 01:20 PM

    Defence Sec will palm it off to the the port city workers and they will make a cuisine out of it what a crime.

    dickie bird Tuesday, 08 September 2020 01:38 PM

    Provide an allowance to the handlers who wish to retain the Dog. D/Secy... U have woken from a slumber. Isn't this order a little too late ??

    Vuwan Tuesday, 08 September 2020 01:44 PM

    Good decision !

    DillonDP Tuesday, 08 September 2020 02:20 PM

    it was a common-sense such well trained dogs to be auctioned is another silly proposal to tarnish this image of this government

    Steve De Silva Tuesday, 08 September 2020 02:55 PM

    "This country cannot develop with animal lovers"

    das Tuesday, 08 September 2020 03:43 PM

    @steve. What development can anyone achieve with inhumane buffoons?

    Oliver Saporiti Wednesday, 09 September 2020 11:13 AM

    Always better late than never. Normally in Europe mostly the K9s live with the Officers who handle them during their services and after, pity in a Buddhist country happened such a thing. Money money money.....Amen


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