COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka police have apologized for holding a wedding ceremony for sniffer dogs after the country's culture minister condemned the event and demanded an investigation.
Nine pairs of police dogs dressed in shawls, hats and socks were placed on a decorated platform like those used in traditional weddings in the ceremony Monday, part of a breeding program. They were later driven away in a decorated police jeep for their "honeymoons."
Culture Minister T.B. Ekananayake condemned the ceremony and called for an investigation.
Police apologized Tuesday for any damage to the country's cultural heritage and said the program is aimed at breeding sniffer dogs domestically.
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