Six suspects were remanded following the Daily Mirror story about a group of Dutch tourists being assaulted at the Water Creatures Beach Guest Restaurant & Surf Bar in Mirissa.
Police Media Spokesman Ruwan Gunasekara said the suspects were arrested by the Weligama Police and produced in the Matara Magistrate’s Court.
He said they would be produced at an identification parade.
Meanwhile, Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) said it would sponsor the victims’ return to Sri Lanka to give evidence.
SP Gunasekara said in the wake of this incident a block of land had been acquired to set up a tourist police in Mirissa.
A Dutchman and two women tourists were reported to have been brutally assaulted at Mirissa on April 8 when resisting attempts of sexual harassment. (Thilanka Kanakarathna)