Maharagama Police had conducted inquiries into a complaint that veteran dancing teacher Kulasiri Budawatta had assaulted a mentally challenged woman.
The woman, age 33, had been learning to dance under his tutelage for ten years. Her relations had complained to the police that he had assaulted her because she had failed to perform properly.
Maharagama Police said they had recorded a statement from Mr. Budawatte. Police had later referred the matter to a Nugegoda court. It had later been referred back to a mediation board for settlement. (Indika Ramanayake)