Apr 24

9 suspects in custody after email message of collective rape of Mirissa foreign lady — Tourist programmes in confusion

9 suspects in custody after email message of collective rape of Mirissa foreign lady — Tourist programmes in confusion

As a result of investigations into the collective rape case of a European foreign woman at Mirissa coastal belt moving at snail’s pace at present, Sri Lanka faces but another danger of being subjected to humiliation. By now even vacationer operations taking region in Mirissa and the area around has gone into a mess. This incident has occured on the Mirissa coastal strip in the course of sunrise on the 8th of April.

A team of some fair-skinned young guys from the Netherlands and Britain had been in the enterprise of a fair-skinned female had been on foot along. On that event 9 Sri Lankan adolescence have been closeby had attacked the 9 boys and had dragged the lady involved to a close by vicinity and had at the same time raped her after which they had beat a retreat. According to the complaint lodged with Weligama police station in connection with this incident, investigations have been carried out and 6 suspects have been taken into custody on the thirteenth of the month of April and were produced in Matara Magistrate Court and remanded until the 19th. Another three suspects have been apprehended on April seventeenth and were predicted to be produced before an identification parade, it was reported. Whatever it is, for the duration of the period of inquiries the victims who underwent this ordeal had set off for their nations as scheduled earlier and therefore it had no longer been feasible to hold the identification parade. Minister of Tourism, Mr. John Amaratunga has referred to that the authorities is organized to foot all expenditure worried in getting down all those foreigners to Sri Lanka. He has also delivered that the identification parade would be carried out on next 26th in court and that if the foreigners involved are to come here and grant the indispensable guide in this respect the relevant investigations would be even greater strengthened. He has further referred to that a large blow was acquired on the tourist enterprise with this incident and that it is hoped to summon ambassadors of nations in which the foreigners involved got here from and ambassadors of all other international locations to Colombo on next twenty fifth for the motive of explaining matters to them.

Further, the Sri Lankan Tourist Development Authority has ordered the inn which had been in operation in Mirissa to suspend its activities temporarily. It was also revealed that the said resort had been functioning barring a valid license. The grievance associated to this incident in truth used to be acquired by means of the police here across email after the foreigners had left the island the day after the incident. In the meantime, Inspector General of Police, Mr. Pujith Jayasundera had stated the previous day (20) that a lengthen has occured in the occasion of conveying the message and in made recognised about it. Even then, the IGP says that adequate neighborhood evidence is reachable to be forwarded to courts with relevance to the incident of harassment to the three foreigners and that the police have been capable of securing CCTV evidence with regard to the stated incident and also from a nearby hotel, he had pointed out.

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