Saiva priest arrested in Kandy

[TamilNet, Friday, 24 October 2008, 11:38 GMT]
A Tamil Saiva priest was arrested on Wednesday in Teldeniya in Kandy district, and is being detained in police station for interrogation by the Police Intelligence Unit. The priest was taken into custody by a special police team which went from Kandy Police Headquarters on a report from the intelligence unit, civil sources said.

The priest was allegedly associating with other Saiva priests and businessmen in Kengalle, Sengalle and Kandy for the purpose of collecting funds for the LTTE, police sources said.

Police has not revealed the name of the arrested priest.


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