May 18, 2018

CMC cancels call for Dog Catchers / Destroyers

In a newspaper advertisement today (17), the Colombo Municipal Council has cancelled the calling of applications for the posts of Dog Catchers and Dog Destroyers.

In addition, the calling of applications for the post of Traffic Warden (Male / Female) too, have been cancelled.

The newspaper advertisement by the Colombo Municipal Council is as follows :

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The initial newspaper advertisement which was widely circulated in social media, sparked public anger and disdain while widely criticising Colombo Mayor - Mrs. Rosy Senanayake.

The Embark initiative had also quoted the Mayor as to saying it is a 'mistake'.

Yesterday, the official Facebook profile of Ms. Rosy Senanayake too, had put up a post stating that she had been 'unaware'  and that she has instructed the municipal commissioner 'to immediately withdraw the advertisement in question.'

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While the move to cancel calls for applications are However, it is being dryly commented on that the 'mistake' had been at the expense of taxpayer money.

Today's advertisement would roughly cost the CMC around Rs. 13,000 and in order to publish it in all three languages would cost around Rs. 39,000.

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