The suspect arrested on charges of sexually abusing underage boys had been identified as a set designer for a children’s reality show on television in addition to being an English teacher.
The 54-year-old suspect, Nirantha Edirisinghe, was arrested by the Kollupitiya Police following a tip-off that underage boys were being sexually abused.
It is alleged that video footages were sold to clients in foreign countries.
The suspect was remanded till August 5 after being produced in the Nugegoda Magistrate's Court yesterday.
The suspect had conducted English tuition classes in several areas in and around Colombo. He had allegedly taken some male students aged between 10-12 for private classes to his residence where he had sexually abused them, it is alleged.
The Police also seized 135 CDs containing footages of child abuse, a pen-drive, hard disk, memory card, camera, and mobile phone from the suspect’s house.
As usual in Sri Lanka, the "abused" would become the culprits and the "abuser" innocent.
Warren Raed Monday, 27 July 2020 03:38 PM
A disgrace to the teaching industry. he should be hanged.
ChanakaJ Monday, 27 July 2020 03:59 PM
Life imprisonment; nothing less.
Otherwise, he will continue to abuse when released. Such leopards rarely change their spots.
Roger Galpihilla - Germany Monday, 27 July 2020 04:18 PM
Please see there are no children anywhere near the remand prison. He needs to be named and shamed.
Nuwan Monday, 27 July 2020 11:39 PM
In all top private school hostels, young boys are sexually molested by senior students and sometimes by hostel masters who are also teachers.This has been going on for decades. But no one cries “ shocking”, why ?
kondaya77 Monday, 27 July 2020 11:58 PM
What is new, when a prominent politician is a known pedophile and everyone ignores his perverted actions.
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