Probe into replacing National flag from Kandy tooth relic

Tuesday, 03 March 2015 - 13:14

The Police Media Spokesman Office states that investigations have been initiated to the replacement of the national flag with another lion flag in the premises of the Sacred Temple of the tooth of Kandy.

The Sinhala Jathika Peramuna and Swarna Hansa Foundation had organized a ceremony to mark the hoisting of the national flag 200 years ago by Venerable Wariyapola Sri Sumangala Thera at the Sacred Temple of the tooth in Kandy.

The organizers attempted remove the existing national flag and hoist another lion flag instead.

Later a police team from the Kandy Police who reached the premise has stopped the crowd.

Kamal Suraweera