Activist Sepal Amarasinghe remanded


COLOMBO (Info 1st) – Social Media activist Sepal Amarasinghe who was arrested by the CID for making defamatory suggestions referring to the Sacred Tooth relic, was remanded to the tenth of January.

Amarasinghe was arrested on Thursday (5) in Bellanwila by detectives from the Jail Investigations Division.

Earlier on Thursday (5), President Ranil Wickremesinghe instructed the Inspector Widespread of Police to immediately study the request made by the Mahanayake Theros of the Asgiri and Malwathu chapters and the Diyawadana Nilame of the Dalada Maligawa referring to a fake Dalada Maligawa that is being constructed in Wadakada, Kurunegala.

The President’s Media Division said that the Inspector Widespread of Police had said that investigations have been launched beneath a Deputy Inspector Widespread of the Jail Investigation Division.

The IGP has well-known that two investigation teams beneath the supervision of an Assistant Superintendent of Police have visited the situation in question for an inquiry.

The Mahanayake Thero’s of the Malwathu and Asgiri Chapters of the Siam Sect, and the Diyawadana Nilame of the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic in Kandy have addressed a be a part of letter to the President and requested President Ranil Wickresinghe to fulfil the duty of defending and nurturing Buddhism as enshrined throughout the construction.

Moreover they directed the President’s consideration within the path of research on a fake Temple of the Tooth, and the suggestions made by an individual on social media that damage the mindset of the Buddhist people.

The letter notes that stopping these events on the very beginning would consequence within the betterment of Buddhism.

The join-letter urged the President to take immediate movement over these points.

The Chief incumbent of the Kotte Sri Naga Viharaya Venerable Kotahene Naratha Thero moreover filed a criticism with the Police Headquarters over the matter.


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