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A Japanese held for defaming Sri Lanka flag

A Japanese held for defaming Sri Lanka flag

2012 Dec 13

A Japanese national, Sinsir Kaviseemao, was remanded by the Mt Lavinia police when he tried to post a stock of picture postcards depicting the National Flag of Sri Lanka after giving it a ‘twist’ – changing the Lion symbol into a ‘panda’.

According to Gossiplanka, he ‘redesigned’ the Lion symbol of the flag to a ‘panda’ , standing front of the post office counter at Mt Lavina.

An official at the  post office to whom the cards were handed over, wasshocked to see the distorted national flag. What he saw was instead of Lion carrying the sword, a ‘panda’ carrying a sword.

He immediately informed the police who had arrested the Japanese. When the police raided his hotel room they had found another set of 130 such postcards.

The Japanese national pleaded that he had printed the greeting cards for the coming 2013 New Year and not with any intention of defaming and distorting the Sri Lankan National flag.

The suspect was produced before the Mt Lavinia Magistrate who had ordered him to be remanded till December 30.

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