Sepal Amarasinghe produced before court


Sepal Amarasinghe, who was arrested by the Felony Investigation Division (CID) over alleged slanderous statements made concerning the Temple of the Tooth Relic (Sri Dalada Maligawa), has been offered earlier than courtroom. 

Accordingly, Amarasinghe was offered earlier than the Colombo Justice of the Peace’s Courtroom a short time in the past (06 Jan.). 

The YouTuber was arrested by the CID final night (05 Jan.) after lately making a number of controversial statements in regards to the much-venerated Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic in Kandy.

The CID initiated investigations into the statements made by Amarasinghe after  Inspector-Common of Police (IGP) C.D. Wickramaratne acquired written complaints on this regard, which result in Amarasinghe’s arrest.

The chief prelates of Malwatta and Asgiriya chapters, Most Ven. Thibbatuwawe Sri Siddhartha Sumangala Thero and Most Ven. Warakagoda Sri Gnanarathana Thero additionally wrote to President Ranil Wickremesinghe, elevating considerations in regards to the offensive statements made by Amarasinghe, and urged the federal government to take vital measures to nip the matter within the bud.

In the meantime, Justice Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe, talking in parliament yesterday, vowed authorized motion towards Amarasinghe, stressing that the spiritual concord within the nation can’t be allowed to be disrupted.

Pursuant to the Worldwide Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) Act, No. 56 of 2007, propagating conflict or advocating nationwide, racial, or spiritual hatred that constitutes incitement to discrimination, hostility or violence is a punishable offense with rigorous imprisonment for a time period not exceeding 10 years.

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