The Anuradhapura Chief Magistrate and Additional District Judge has ordered the arrest of the chief incumbent of the Mihinthalaya Rajamaha Vihara for allegedly sexually molesting a teenaged girl.
Judge Darshika Wimalasiri had reportedly ordered the arrest of the monk after the Mihinthalaya Police had informed courts of a compliant received on the repeated sexual molestation of a 13 year old girl by the chief incumbent.
The judge had ordered the monk to be presented before court immediately.
The judge had also ordered for a medical examination be conducted on the victim and the report submitted to court.
The victim has been directed to be kept under probation care.
The Mihinthalaya Police has meanwhile told the media that the monk is suspected to have fled the area.