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CCD seeks AG’s advice regarding Tawheed Jamath Secretary

The case against six members of Sri Lanka Tawheed Jamath (SLTJ) for allegedly making derogatory remarks on the Buddha and hurting the sentiments of the Sinhala - Buddhist community in the country has been referred to the Attorney General for his advice.

The Colombo Crimes Division (CCD) conducting investigations into the incident informed the Colombo Chief Magistrate Lal Ranasinghe Bandara that the extracts of the investigations have been forwarded to the Attorney General.

At a previous occasion, the Buddhist Affairs Department in a report informed Court that the alleged derogatory remarks made by the Sri Lanka Tawheed Jamath (SLTJ) through a video has caused damage to the country’s religious harmony.

In this case, six members of SLTJ are being prosecuted for making derogatory remarks on the Buddha and hurting the sentiments of the Sinhala-Buddhist community in the country. Ven. Soranathota Chandrarathana thera had lodged a complaint with CCD alleging that a video footage released by SLTJ has insulted the Buddha and Sinhala community. The complainant alleged that Razik had deliberately made derogatory remarks on the Buddha on April 13, 2013.