The three youth who had posted ‘semi-naked’ photographs on top of Pidurangala were taken into custody when they surrendered to the Sigiriya Police.The Police Spokesman’s office sources said the three youth who had surrendered are all 19 years and residents of Galewela.

Those arrested are the youth who took the photograph and the other two who had posed for the photo.

The said youths had taken semi-nude photographs on top of the Pidurangala rock and posted them on social media which was reported to authorities. Pidurangala Raja Maha Vihara incumbent Ven.Dr.Danegama Ananda Thera had lodged a complaint with the Sigiriya Police Station regarding the incident.

Police said legal action will be taken against the perpetrators under Pornography Prevention Amendment Act No. 22 of 1983 and the Police Ordinance.

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