Sepal Amarasinghe produced before court


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

Accordingly, Amarasinghe was provided sooner than the Colombo magistrate’s Courtroom a short while up to now (06 Jan.). 

The YouTuber was arrested by the CID last night time (05 Jan.) after recently making various controversial statements regarding the much-venerated Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic in Kandy.

The CID initiated investigations into the statements made by Amarasinghe after  Inspector-Frequent of Police (IGP) C.D. Wickramaratne acquired written complaints on this regard, which lead to 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 moreover wrote to President Ranil Wickremesinghe, elevating concerns regarding the offensive statements made by Amarasinghe, and urged the federal authorities to take important measures to nip the matter throughout the bud.

Within the meantime, Justice Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe, speaking in parliament yesterday, vowed approved movement in direction of Amarasinghe, stressing that the non secular harmony throughout the nation cannot be allowed to be disrupted.

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

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