Update – Activist Sepala Amarasinghe remanded till January 10th. Sepala Amarasinghe produced before the Colombo Magistrate Court over complaints of making statement defaming the Sri Dalada Maligawa Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic.

On January 5th, Sepala Amarasinghe has been arrested by the Police CID from the area of Boralesgamuwa.

The Chief Prelates of Malwatu and Asgiri Chapters and the Diyawadana Nilame (Custodian) of the Temple of Tooth in a joint letter had requested President Ranil Wickramasinghe to take immediate action against the activist regarding the statement he allegedly made on social media to insult Buddhism and the sacred temple.

The letter has pointed out that the concerned person has posted insulting statements on the Buddhist religion and Sri Dalada Maligawa on social media in a way that hurts Buddhists.