22 September, 2020

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More Than Rs Half A Million Written Off By Sport Minister Navin For Mum’s ‘Dog Show’

The Kennel Association of Sri Lanka headed by its Patron the current Sports Minister’s mum Srima Dissanayake and driven by President Manisha Wimalasekere has created more controversy than staging the dog show itself, when auditors doing a routine check found out that based on a letter provided by the current Minister Navin Dissanayake, the stadium officials were instructed to under charge the Kennel Association of Sri Lanka a whopping sum of Rs 580,000.

Minister Navin Dissanayake

Minister Navin Dissanayake

Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium officials confirmed that they received Rs 200,000 as opposed to Rs 780,000 that they would have normally generated from such an event, which included the air conditioning comforts for the dogs throughout the day.

Usually ‘Dog Shows’ are held in an outdoor environment and by staging this event in the indoor stadium, the expensive carpet laid on the professional and expensively laid floors had been soiled by the 150 canines urine and excrement throughout the day.

“The kennel Association of Sri Lanka and ‘Dog Shows’ don’t fall under the Ministry of Sports and it was surprising to note that the normalcy of not permitting animals into the indoor stadium had been broken” said Panduka Keerthinanda the former Chairman of the Sugathadasa Stadium when contacted by Colombo Telegraph.

Colombo Telegraph reliably learns that in the sports stadium’s 32 year old history not a single Chairman had entertained any events for animals within the indoor stadium, maintaining strict disciplines and protecting the expensive facilities of the stadium where International events also are held.

When Colombo Telegraph contacted the Stadium officials to get booking and rates and details for staging a similar event, we were informed that this was the first and last time that they were going to rent out the premises for any animal event to to be held. “ We have received immense flak over staging this event and the management is not permitting anymore ‘Dog Show’ bookings the official said.

“The only sport out of the 48 disciplines which are registered as associations, unions and clubs that fall under the Ministry of Sports especially where animals are involved is the ‘Equestrian’ sport discipline which involves horses. Dog Shows is not a sport and does not fall under such category ” said the Sugathadasa Stadium booking official.

Booking rate charges for School Events, National Sports Festival and Sports Associations is the lowest. For International Sport Events, Sports Associations and Education Programs the rate is higher. However events such as these that fall under Commercial Events or Musical Shows the rental charge is at premium rates.

The Minister Dissanayake when contacted earlier on another story told Colombo Telegraph to email any questions if any, but through experience we have learnt that he does not even does as he says.

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    He can be reported to CID. Is he from those Hambantota group? Give his details to CID reporting that he stalk people. These ciriminals should report.

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    It is easy to become #1 if you are the only one present. Doing good homework pays despite the initial investment been very high.

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    Why has the pal in charge of bad publicity and bad media not taken?

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    Warren he was ready to take you but since you kill and eat dogs he not take you. Next time he will take if you behave but you need to get rid of the mange you have.

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    We have to make an announcement soon. Get ready to feel the difference…….

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      Warren we are waiting for your announcement …. Oink Oink

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    Why no pics and news of a dog from Sri Lanka had won in Thailand? No wins despite big investment and only dog of the event?

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      Sorry to dissapoint you dear Sujatha. Could not fix show and judges! Tried but failed miserably. Did homework only my GSD true but could not go further! Will not dissapoint you with my FCI show in November… KASL team sure victorious! Hurah!

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      Sorry to dissapoint you Sujatha true only my GSD entered. Tried to fix show and judges not like here failed. Will be back wining at our FCI show in November with my team. Hurrah!

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    Congratulations to The Kennel Association of Sri Lanka President and her team for participating in the International Dog Show in Thailand among worldwide exhibitors for the second time and keeping the KASL flag flying high! The until 2011 group of people who were so committed to the sport could never achieve your’s and Mrs Nela de Zoysa’s achievements internationally. Well done!

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      Yes Yes after 2011 achievements are seen. All money collected before 2011 lavishly spent with nothing added after 2011. Greed and dishonesty seen after 2011 from all in KASL seeking self ego boost and business! Flag flying in self esteem! To the now KASL “[Edited out]

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        To the now KASL [Edited out]

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        Wasn’t the 1.8 Million robbed during before 2011 people in control?

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      Utter bullshit you illiterate moron.

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    Is it only greed of winning to take dog oversees?

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      Spend more Than Rs Half A Million to take dog oversees only for winning? No way … more to it …

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        All you hatrs won all best of breeds and one resrve in group. Grat wins among so many

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    “Mahinda same old stuff…old tape…nothing new for the people…people will put you in dustbin of history…sad to see you fall step by step like this…,” No not Mahinda but you and your brother who worshiped Mahinda …. Have you forgotten? Who got a loan to do a degree at nominal interest? Whose partner gave more Than Rs Half A Million discount to his sister-in-law to show her dog to fixed win and boost the prestige of her cronies? You are a spent force!

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