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Tawheed Jamath apologises

Derogatory remarks against Buddhism:

Six members attached to the Sri Lanka Tawheed Jamath (SLTJ) organization yesterday expressed their regrets over derogatory remarks on the Buddha and hurting the sentiments of the Sinhala-Buddhist community in the country.

Counsel Maithri Gunaratne with Shiraz Noordeen appearing for the suspects informed Court that their clients are ready to apologise regarding the incident that took place several years ago.

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

Meanwhile, the CCD submitted in Court explaining that the Secretary to Sri Lanka Thowheed Jamath, Abdul Razik has violated the bail order after making a derogatory statement against buddhist monks last year.

The Buddhist Affairs Department in a report earlier 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 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 the Sinhala community.

The complainant alleged that the Secretary to Sri Lanka Thowheed Jamath, Abdul Razik had deliberately made derogatory remarks on Buddha on April 13, 2013 citing that the Buddha had eaten human flesh and ‘triple gem’ means just stones.


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