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Clergyman arrested for child abuse

A clergyman was arrested by the Child Protection Authority officials for his alleged involvement in two child abuse cases while he was functioning as principal of a leading school in Chilaw.

The arrest was made following a search operation while he was in hiding in Negombo.

Investigations revealed that he had allegedly sexually abused many children when he was principal attached to the Chilaw school.

He had been sent on transfer in November last year following complaints made by parents of two children.

The suspect was produced before the Chilaw Magistrate and remanded till February 27.