The teacher in charge of sports and information technology at a school in Kahatagasdigiliya was arrested yesterday (22) on a complaint by parents that he had sexually abused nine girls of the school.
The man had allegedly molested the girls from time to time for several months.
After the parents complained to the principal of the school, the teacher had been given a transfer to another school.
The parents later complained to police, fearing a clash as the brothers of several of the victimized girls had planned to beat up the alleged molester.
The suspect is to be produced before the Anuradhapura magistrate’s court.