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The Mount Lavinia police today arrested a Japanese who was alleged to have printed a distorted version of the Sri Lankan national flag on post cards.

He was arrested at the Mount Lavinia Post Office while in the process of mailing the 42 post cards to Japan.

The man had distorted the national flag by replacing the image of the lion with a panda. He will be produced before the Mount Lavinia Magistrate today. (M.S Perera)

  Comments - 19

  • Janaka Atapaththu Wednesday, 12 December 2012 05:41 AM

    This Japanese works for Okaya Lanka in Katunayake. Its a BOI factory in phase 1.

    reality Thursday, 13 December 2012 03:41 AM

    Very true!!!

    Lankalion Wednesday, 12 December 2012 10:46 AM

    How silly! It is not against the law to "distort" the national flag! What kind of an absurd case is this!? The police should focus their energies on tackling the rising rates of violent crime, child abuse and rape - not waste their limited resources on arresting people for "non crimes" like "distorting" the national flag, holding hands and other bull!

    buffaloa citizen Wednesday, 12 December 2012 10:14 AM

    Yeah including the part we are a fully fledged nation of war criminals.

    kimdokju Wednesday, 12 December 2012 10:07 AM

    I don't think he is intended to distort Singha ,,, pls check it., if so purposed, it's wrong.

    sankha Wednesday, 12 December 2012 08:09 AM

    Thats why they say its distorted smart pants

    i Wednesday, 12 December 2012 07:47 AM

    What offence does this come under?

    OMG Wednesday, 12 December 2012 07:32 AM

    What a horrible crime.

    Nalian Apaonsu Wednesday, 12 December 2012 07:30 AM

    We should not allow Japanese Man to escape from Law of Sri lanka. He should punished according to law of Land.Insultining Nation Flag is serious matter,we should not take LIGHTILY.

    DD Wednesday, 12 December 2012 07:02 AM

    What about the politicians who distort our land?

    Gilbert Silva Tuesday, 11 December 2012 01:43 PM

    He will be released with a fine of Rs. 100. Just wait and see.

    Jesus says Wednesday, 12 December 2012 05:29 AM

    Ruwan ..this Japanese guy is a Buddist...if he is to hang ,he should have been a minority in lanka...we n our flag...get a life...

    Marie Wednesday, 12 December 2012 05:18 AM


    sasa Tuesday, 11 December 2012 11:59 PM

    What about the politicians members who are distorting the name of Sri Lanka, and does stuff that humiliates the whole nation, and the people, and the law?

    IVJ Tuesday, 11 December 2012 11:27 PM

    Pandas are mostly found in China. Probably this guy is predicting the future showing China taking over Sri Lanka................at the rate things are going.

    Ruwan Weerasinghe Wednesday, 12 December 2012 12:00 AM

    That is bloody stupid! We should hang the buger. All foreign guests should understand and respect our national indentity. via DM iPad app

    aney Tuesday, 11 December 2012 06:10 PM

    if he printed panda its not Sri Lankan flag.....

    how can they arrest?

    Dee Tuesday, 11 December 2012 05:27 PM

    considering the fact that there is nothing much to distort in a 'red dot'

    sorenson Tuesday, 11 December 2012 05:04 PM

    Panda is a lovely creature.

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