Lankapage Logo CP 19 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Twelve suspects who assaulted foreign tourists in the South remanded
Thu, Apr 19, 2018, 10:43 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 19, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court today remanded 12 suspects arrested in connection with two separate incidents of assaults on foreign tourists visiting Southern beaches in the Mirissa and in Midigama areas.

Matara Magistrate's Court remanded six suspects who were arrested for assaulting and sexually abusing a group of Dutch and British tourists in the Mirissa Beach in Weligama on the 08th of this month when they were produced in the court today.

Further investigations are being carried out into the incident and three more suspects were arrested yesterday and remanded. They were due to be produced for an identification parade today.

However, the identification parade was not held today as the victimized foreigners had left the country and the magistrate ordered to bring the tourists back to the island at the government's expense for the identification parade. Until then the suspects were re-remanded, The suspects were remanded until May 3rd.

Meanwhile, another six suspects arrested over the assault causing injuries to five Israeli nationals in the Midigama Tourism Zone in Weligama on the 15th of April were produced in the Matara Magistrate’s Court today. The Magistrate ordered that they be remanded until the 26th of this month.

 

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories ::
President to launch National Drug Eradication School Week tomorrow from North
-- [3 hours ago]
Fall armyworm menace cancels leave for agriculture officials
-- [4 hours ago]
Health Minister not afraid of criticism to take decisions for benefit of people's health
-- [5 hours ago]
Special island wide police operation nabs 3808 people
-- [6 hours ago]
India-built 150 new houses handed over to plantation workers in Nuwara Eliya
-- [6 hours ago]
Car-lorry collision kills six people in Sri Lanka
Public Health Inspectors to launch token strike on Monday
Police arrest 21 youths with drugs on pilgrimage to Sri Pada
Sri Lanka Navy arrests four illegal immigrants attempted to enter the country from northern sea
Sri Lanka's oDoc wins Rs. 42 million grant from the GSMA Ecosystem Accelerator Innovation Fund

Copyright © 2000, 2016 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.