Sri Lanka Arrests Astrologer Who 'Sees' Ouster of Prez

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 26, 2009 11:44 AM CDT
Sri Lanka Arrests Astrologer Who 'Sees' Ouster of Prez
A worker at the Sinhala language newspaper "Irudina" reads a copy that carries a photograph of the popular astrologer Chandrasiri Bandara.   (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)

(Newser) – He really should have seen this coming. A popular astrologer in Sri Lanka has been arrested after predicting the ouster of the president, the BBC reports. Police took Chandrasiri Bandara into custody this week after he foresaw a bad moon rising for Mahinda Rajapaksa and told opposition leaders they'd be taking over in September—on the 9th, to be exact. Astrology is no laughing matter in the country: Rajapaksa himself consults a seer to schedule trips, notes the Guardian. (Read more Sri Lanka stories.)

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