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Saturday, October 30, 2004

Sri Lanka: internet designer sentenced for blaspheming Buddha

Buddha don't have more sense of humor than Jesus or Mahomet! The Sri Lankan Daily News reveals that "Colombo Chief Magistrate Ms. Sarojini Kusala Weerawardena sentenced Gamini Ranawaka of Wijerama Mawatha, Colombo, who was charged with superimposing the Buddha's image on women's clothing through the Internet, to two years rigorous imprisonment, suspended for five years. The Judge also imposed a fine of Rs.1,500 on the accused. The accused earlier pleaded guilty to the charges. Sentencing the accused, the Judge observed that the offence he had committed was very serious... The Judge also directed the CID to destroy the offensive pictures from the Internet." I tried to find these pictures but the search was unsuccessful. If anyone knows the URL address, don't hesitate to post a comment!

Source: Daily News (Sri Lanka) through the SAFMA newsletter

Posted by Bertrand Pecquerie on October 30, 2004 at 04:46 PM in a. Citizen journalism, n. Online strategies, o. Ethics and Press Freedom | Permalink


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Posted by: web template web template at Jan 19, 2005 5:57:48 PM

I know guy who did it.He is innocent man did this he lost fait in his religon,but it is wrong thing to do.But in our country buddhist monks dont really care about poeple and their problems they and focas more on temple building.This poor guy was subject to toture whle he was in (Sexual and Physical @ )prison.I guss its nothing to with buddhisum!!

Posted by: Gihan at Nov 12, 2004 5:55:05 AM