14 February 2016
Sri Lanka’s Criminal Investigations Department (CID) said it has launched an investigation into a song by Iraj Weeraratne, over claims that it is “defaming Buddhism,” reports The Sunday Leader.
Following a court order pursued by the CID, Sri Lankan police have been ordered by the Colombo Fort Magistrate to investigate the song ‘Manusatha’. The music video to the song features clips of Buddhist monks from Bodu Bala Sena making speeches about Muslims on the island, to cheering rallies.
See the video here.
The singer has previously made songs praising the Sri Lankan armed forces.
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