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The head of Sri Lanka's Roman Catholic church declared Saturday he will boycott state functions to protest against police allegations of child trafficking involving the Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity.

Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith said the church has decided not to participate in government-sponsored events in December to show their anger over a police raid on a children's home run by the charity.

He said the police raid on the children's home run by the order founded by the late Mother Teresa and the arrest last week of one of the nuns had been carried out without any proof.

"Our response to this is to stay away from any state functions or state-organised event in the month of December," the cardinal told reporters in Colombo. "They (police) are now trying to fabricate a story."

He denied police allegations that the charity was selling babies of teenage unwed mothers.

The head of the National Child Protection Authority (NCPA) took part in the raid last week and police told a local magistrate they suspected the charity of being involved in child trafficking.

NCPA chief Anoma Dissanayake was not immediately available for comment, but police have told the courts that they want more time to investigate the charity. (Source: AFP)

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  • pushpe Sunday, 04 December 2011 03:28 PM

    Thank you

    coolpal Sunday, 04 December 2011 03:29 PM

    first catch the culprits who gave miss leading information. before arresting Non's . God BlessSri Lanka.

    person Sunday, 04 December 2011 01:30 AM

    hmm ok

    FRANNY Sunday, 04 December 2011 04:32 PM

    Good Move, May heavens open with justice and real peace!

    upul Sunday, 04 December 2011 02:07 AM

    Appreciated decision.

    Patriot Sunday, 04 December 2011 02:47 AM

    Nobody (including God) should oppose law enforcement actions. Prove your innocence in court or sue and prove your innocence. All other actions are probably, illegal, undemocratic and childish.

    natureboy Sunday, 04 December 2011 03:16 AM

    Police should have investigate more BEFORE arresting nuns....not after


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