Monk marries using false name

A monk has been arrested in Nawalapitiya following a complaint that he had married a woman using a false name.

The 25 year old monk is attached to a Temple in Aluthgoda, Nawalapitiya, the police media unit said today.

According to the police, the monk had married a 24 year old woman from Udugama two years ago using a false name.

The woman had lodged a complaint over the incident with the police yesterday.

The monk is to be produced in court today.