Cultural Minister Requests Police Chief To Take Action Against Author, Publisher And Distributors Of 'Budunge Rasthiyaduwa'

Higher Education and Cultural Affairs Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe has requested IGP Pujith Jayasundara to take action against the author, the publisher and the distributors of the book 'Budunge Rasthiyaduwa'. 

The book launched recently was authored by K.K Srinath and published by Upul Shantha Sannasgala. 

In his complaint to the Police Chief, the Minister says the content of the book insults Buddha and his teachings. 

Therefore, the Minister says the publication is in violation of four articles (290, 290A, 291A and 291B) of the penal code. 

The four articles deal with Injuring or defiling a place of worship with intent to insult the religion of any class, acts in relation to places of worship with intent to insult the religion of any class, uttering words with deliberate intent to wound religious feelings and deliberate and malicious acts intended to outrage religious feelings of any class, by insulting its religion or religious beliefs.

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