Astrologer Indika Thotawatte remanded till 20
Maligakanda Magistrate Lochana Abeywickrama yesterday ordered the remand Astrologer Indika Thotawatte until October 20.
He was arrested by the Computer Crimes Division yesterday after conducting an investigation following the complaint by Muslim organisations that Thotawatte had made statements damaging national and religious harmony on a YouTube channel. According to an investigation carried out by the Computer Crime Investigation Division, the suspect Indika Totawatta was arrested and charged under Section 6 of the Computer Crime Act and Section 291 of the Ceylon Penal Code.
He was called to the Criminal Investigation Department yesterday morning in connection with an incident of making a statement that disturbs religious and national harmony. Then he was arrested at around 4.30 pm and presented to the court. The Magistrate ordered Police to investigate and report to court whether a crime has been committed under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights Act.