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Police photograph Tamil lawyer wearing Buddha face print saree

Sri Lankan police were caught taking photographs of a Tamil lawyer inside Jaffna court on Friday, who they had sought to arrest two days previously, apparently for wearing a saree with a Buddha face print on it. 

On Wednesday police officers reportedly waited outside the court to arrest her and only abandoned the attempt when her colleague's intervened. 

On Friday a female police officer was seen taking photographs of the lawyer. When the lawyer initially confronted her, the officer denied it until senior lawyers intervened and the officer's phone was checked, revealing photographs of the lawyer. 

The police filed a case against her yesterday at Jaffna Magistrate Court. 

The case is set to be heard on January 18, 2019. 

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