Owners of stray dogs face Rs 25,000 fine and 2 years imprisonment

Owners of stray dogs face Rs 25,000 fine and 2 years imprisonment

March 22, 2017   03:28 pm

Sri Lanka’s Cabinet of Ministers have approved a proposal put forward to carry out an amendment to the Registration of Dogs Ordinance No 25 of 1901.
 
The above amendment is to be done to address difficulties faced by public due to stray dogs, the government said today (22). 

“Accordingly, the proposal made by Minister of Provincial Councils and Local Government Faizer Mustafa, to instruct the Legal Draftsman to amend the above ordinance to make provisions to increase the fine on owners of stray dogs to Rs. 25000 and the imprisonment to 02 years, was approved by the Cabinet of Ministers.”

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