British tourist raped in SL hotel denied compensation

26 April 2018 11:36 pm - 7     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


A British tourist, who was allegedly raped at a luxury hotel in Sri Lanka during a holiday to the island in 2010, had been denied compensation by the UK Court of Appeal today, the Daily Mail reported.

According to Daily Mail, the woman was on holiday with her husband at a hotel in the South-west of Sri Lanka when she was allegedly attacked by a uniformed hotel employee.
The victim told court that the man lured her into an engineering room in the hotel's grounds and held her by the throat as he assaulted and forced himself on her.

The 30-year-old woman from Glasgow, was diagnosed with a sexually transmitted infection after her return to the UK. After she discovered she was pregnant, she had to undergo checks to ensure that the child was her husband's and not the rapist's.

She had sued tour company, Kuoni Travels Ltd, through which she booked the 2010 package tour to one of Sri Lanka’s prestigious resorts on the South-West coast.
However, senior judges in London have ruled that neither Kuoni nor the hotel could be blamed for the electrician's crime.

The Master of the Rolls, Sir Terence Etherton, has said the attacker was of previous good character and no similar complaints had been made against him. The hotel had taken up his references before employing him and neither the hotel nor Kuoni could have predicted the sex attack.

Claiming £29,000 damages on her behalf, the woman's lawyers argued that Kuoni should be held liable under package tour regulations.

However, Sir Terence has said the travel company had 'no direct relationship' with the attacker, who was a hotel employee and the hotel had no reason to suppose, going by his past history, that he might rape one of their guests.

Sir Terence concluded, 'Although we have great sympathy for Mrs. X in relation to her ordeal and its consequences... we would dismiss this appeal.”

  Comments - 7

  • Sam Friday, 27 April 2018 08:26 AM

    More great publicity for Sri Lankan tourism

    Lal Thursday, 03 May 2018 09:26 PM

    No one should visit the south. Best things in SL are in the West ,Center and East

    lkboy Friday, 27 April 2018 10:46 AM

    Why didn't she sue the rapist?

    Mohammed Friday, 27 April 2018 04:43 PM

    Because the rapist is a penniless bastard

    Sils Saturday, 28 April 2018 06:46 PM

    If she sued him in Sri Lanka she would have been behind bars and the rapist would have been set free :)

    ranjith Monday, 30 April 2018 05:12 AM

    She was raped at Club Bentota in Sri Lanka. Why are the SL media hiding facts which are freely available on UK's Daily Mail website ? Please don't succumb to threats of any sort. Just do accurate reporting.

    Shivanka David Monday, 30 April 2018 06:49 AM

    hahaha.. i don't know which is true now because the Article says that she has a sexually transmitted infection

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