Major bummer: Sri Lanka police crack down on social media mooners
Posted on September 26th, 2018

Courtesy Mail on line

The trio were accused of desecrating a Buddhist site after they pulled down their pants for a cheeky picture against the backdrop of the famous Sigiriya rock, a UNESCO site set in the middle of a jungle in central Sri Lanka

Three men who exposed themselves near a Sri Lankan temple and posted the images online were arrested on Wednesday, as a social media “mooning” fad sweeps the island and angers its conservative Buddhist clergy.

The trio were accused of desecrating a Buddhist site after they pulled down their pants for a cheeky picture against the backdrop of the famous Sigiriya rock, a UNESCO site set in the middle of a jungle in central Sri Lanka

The trio, aged between 18 and 19, were accused of desecrating a Buddhist site after they pulled down their pants for a cheeky picture against the backdrop of the famous Sigiriya rock, a UNESCO site set in the middle of a jungle in central Sri Lanka.

The images of the trio sparked a flurry of complaints from Buddhist monks after they were uploaded to Facebook, as they had taken the photos from a smaller rock temple overlooking the Sigiriya rock fortress. They were quickly tracked down by the police.

It is believed the trio were inspired by “Cheeky Exploits”, an Instagram account with more than a quarter of a million followers that features bare-bottomed pictures from beauty spots around the world.

They will be prosecuted Thursday under the country’s obscenity laws which prohibit lewd behaviour in the Buddhist-majority island, particularly near religious sites.

Similar images uploaded by other “mooners” from landmarks around the country were being hastily deleted Wednesday

One man, who bared his bottom to Sri Lanka’s parliament, deleted a widely-shared picture from his profile amid the police crackdown.

One Response to “Major bummer: Sri Lanka police crack down on social media mooners”

  1. Nimal Says:

    Sigrya is neither a holy sacred site or a temple but a glorified brothel with picture of semi naked women brought into the please of an outlawed royal. See how we distort history with rubbish and make money in the process? My foreign guests were abused by the so called guides who were perverts. We stopped completing the climb and went back.Some seem to exploit the noble faith which as become a money making business. At the bottom of the rock is the ticket office and the public toilet nearby is truly degusting. This was so at Anuradhapura Ruwanwalisaya.They did there crap just on the steps of toilet and I made a complain to the nearby police. Similar situation prevails at Kandy where the Maligawa and Perahara had been turned into a business taking much police recourses where we the taxpayers have to pay for this. They use the religion for divide and rule while the past colonials united the provinces and communities with the infrastructure they created. We want them back to put our countries back to glory days and usher our countries to standards that their people enjoy in the western countries.

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