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Causing religious tension: Ven. Saddharathana, Bruno and Natasha remanded till 21 June

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Fort Magistrate Thilina Gamage yesterday (07) ordered that stand-up comedian Natasha Edirisooriya and the owner of the YouTube channel ‘SL VLOG’ Bruno Divakara be further remanded until 21 June, 2023.

The CID arrested the ‘SL VLOG’ owner on 31 May. Edirisooriya was arrested by the CID on 28 May at the BIA.

Meanwhile, Ven. Rajangane Saddharathana Thera, who had been arrested over his controversial remarks, was also further remanded until 21 June on the orders of the Colombo Fort Magistrate’s Court.

The order was given by Magistrate Thilina Gamage after taking into account the submissions made by the CID and the defence counsel.

Ven. Saddharathana Thera was arrested at Srawasthipura, Anuradhapura on 28 May for making statements that could disrupt religious harmony in the country.

The arrest was made based on the probes into a complaint filed by Ven. Pahiyangala Ananda Sagara Thera.

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