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FR to be filed on behalf of remanded writer

A fundamental rights petition is to be filed against the arrest of writer Shakthika Sathkumara who was remanded by the Polgahawela magistrate on 1 April subsequent to his arrest invoking Section 3 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR).


Fiction writer arrested for allegedly insulting Buddhism

A Sri Lankan author and poet has been arrested for allegedly insulting Buddhism in a short story recently published on the author's personal Facebook profile.