Sri Lanka police arrest chief incumbent of Mihinthalaya Temple for sexually abusing a teen

Aug 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka police have arrested the Chief Incumbent of the Mihintale Rajamaha Viharaya n Anuradhapura, Ven. Namalwewa Rathnasara Thero, who was wanted on an arrest warrant, at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) today.

Anuradhapura Chief Magistrate and Additional District Judge Darshika Wimalasiri had ordered the immediate arrest of the monk on August 12 for repeated sexual abuse of a 13-year-old girl.

The victim is currently under probation and has been subject to a medical examination.

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