A suspect has been arrested for setting a dog on fire in Negombo, the Police said.
The Police said that a 38 year old man was arrested in Periyamulla over the incident.
Animal rights activists said that the Labrador named Charlie was burnt alive in Negombo by trespassers on a private property this week.
Vets had made attempts to save the life of the dog which suffered extensive burn injuries but the animal had died. (Colombo Gazette)