Excise officer arrested for distorting ‘New Year’ song and sharing on social media

Excise officer arrested for distorting ‘New Year’ song and sharing on social media

April 17, 2024   07:40 am

A 31-year-old from Wariyapola has been arrested for allegedly singing a distorted version of the popular New Year song ‘Soorya Mangalya’ by Rohana Beddage and sharing it on social media, police said.

The arrested individual is said to be an Excise Officer who is residing of the Thalathuoya area. 

The North Western Province Unit of the Computer Crime Investigation Division had launched an investigation into the matter based on a complaint received by the IGP alleging that the song in question, which is frequently aired during the Sinhala and Tamil New Year, had been distorted and shared on social media. 

Accordingly, the 31-year-old suspect was arrested yesterday (16) at the North Western Province Unit’s Wariyapola offices and is to be produced at the Kuliyapitiya Magistrate’s Court today (17).

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