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SL gives a whole new meaning to “shooting the messenger”

June 29, 2009

Times Online : Sri Lankan astrologer arrested after predicting President Rajapaksa’s exit
A popular Sri Lankan astrologer has been arrested after predicting that the President, Mahinda Rajapaksa, would be ousted from office and replaced by his own Prime Minister by September.

Opposition supporters decried the arrest of Chandrasiri Bandara as evidence of a growing crackdown on political dissent that has accompanied the army’s defeat of the Tamil Tiger rebels last month.

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