A Popular astrologer of Srilanka Mr. Chandrasiri Bandara arrested by Srilanka Police due to Publicly predicting of President Mahinda Rajapaksa's immediate ouster from office. Police says that they want to investigate the source of information for his prediction police spokesman Ranjith Gunasekera said.
Police said that Mr Bandara told an opposition meeting that the prime minister would take over as president on 9 September and the opposition leader would become prime minister.
United National Party (UNP) General Secretary Tissa Attanayake says that Srilanka heading towards a dictatorship, the only crime Chandrasiri Bandara commited was presenting information that are adverse to the government.
Chandrasiri Bandara is currently conducting a Srilanka's popular TV program "Para Kiyana Tharuka" on Derana TV.