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Japanese arrested for defacing SL flag

A Japanese national was arrested on Thursday by Sri Lankan police at Mount Lavinia for having printed 42 postcards with a panda replacing the lion on the Sri Lankan flag. 

The man accused of this shocking crime was reportedly arrested whilst he was in the process of mailing his goods.

He will be produced in front of Mount Lavinia Magistrate on Thursday.

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