A week after the assault on Dutch tourists in Mirissa, four suspects were arrested yesterday by the Weligama police over another assault on a group of Israeli tourists in Midigama last Sunday, Police said.
They said a group of five Israel tourists was assaulted on the Midigama beach on April 15 and one suspect was arrested on April 17 and remanded till April 26.
Three other suspects (17, 18 and 23)-residents of Midigama, Ahangama and Mirissa were arrested last night.
They were remanded till April 26 for an identification parade by the Matara Magistrate. (Krishan Jeewaka Jayaruk)
Riculous Thursday, 19 April 2018 11:21
Its terrible. Where the country is heading for ????
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Scooby Doo Thursday, 19 April 2018 11:33
Beach boys(thugs) are big hindrance to the locals and tourists. And these days its getting worse.
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Cobra Thursday, 19 April 2018 18:33
These thugs appear not to be making any money by touting now turned to politicians who want to destroy the tourist industry!
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Refaideen Thursday, 19 April 2018 11:23
A country like no other. Severe punishment should be given that no one should repeat.
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Rasheed Thursday, 19 April 2018 11:28
I hope that they are not Muslims.
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Kevin Thursday, 19 April 2018 12:35
How would an innocent lorry driver and tough Israelis be same?
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Vimal Carlos Thursday, 19 April 2018 16:14
So israelis that are christians are okey to get beaten up by your fellow sri lankans?
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AJ Thursday, 19 April 2018 11:32
Seriously Srilanka? What's really happening? Are you really expecting tourists to come here?
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Peace dove Thursday, 19 April 2018 11:33
Our reputation as a peaceful nation is now at stake. Let's not tolerate such behavior, and agitate to expedite the court proceedings to punish such violent people who hit the guests.
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Jew Thursday, 19 April 2018 11:36
Wish Iseal PM Will take serious. And ask for the arrested guys to be sent Isreal Jail.
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Ishan Thursday, 19 April 2018 11:37
Disgraceful severe punishment should give him
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Unchikun Thursday, 19 April 2018 12:13
Oh! I think I got the root cause for these patriotic incidents. The establishment of the “Pradeshi Sabas”.
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Unchikun Thursday, 19 April 2018 16:52
Act done by “so called patriots “ are patriotic acts?
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BLUE ARMY Thursday, 19 April 2018 12:24
Back to back assaults on tourists makes us think.. something is fishy, these could not be eventually taken place.
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BuffaloaCitizen Thursday, 19 April 2018 12:49
The honest truth is the southern Sinhalese are a genetically low caste criminals and thugs.
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Vimal Carlos Thursday, 19 April 2018 17:15
Really? . Are you telling this cos they are darker mostly in south? U mean the genetic and IQ is in the skin color?. Seriously you shuld be sent to GULAG.
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Dee Thursday, 19 April 2018 12:50
Ah. South Noh? Hero's.
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ET Thursday, 19 April 2018 13:11
Political affiliations should be checked. Wonder whether a political party is behind this.
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Nuwan Thursday, 19 April 2018 15:58
It's not just you, a few are suffering from a condition of hysteria against politicians and political parties.
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Upul Thursday, 19 April 2018 16:31
If this menace is not nipped in the bud, then say adios to tourism in Sri Lanka.
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TJ Thursday, 19 April 2018 16:51
Southern Province should be made out of bounds to tourists, if we are serious about promoting tourism in our country. After all beaches are found all over the country.
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rajitha7 Thursday, 19 April 2018 16:57
There are apparently major issues with tourists not paying their due after using a service. So I think someone has to teach businesses how guard against such cheating. Its common practice in other parts of the world to note down the credit card details first. The tourists see the weakness and take advantage
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Cobra Thursday, 19 April 2018 18:35
These attacks appear t be well planned by the JO!!!
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Ruvan Thursday, 19 April 2018 20:50
Can you mention the allegation against them, at least to have an idea, please?
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Wise Donkey Thursday, 19 April 2018 20:58
Beautiful, the best way to promote tourism. These are due to the built up hate for others. How friendly our Sri Lankans were before. These are originated by politicians, have you forgotten what happened at Tangalle and at a night club the prank of the son of a politician. They started this trend.......
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Aslam Thursday, 19 April 2018 21:00
MR pro want ro unstabilize the country and the induatry to gain political milage.
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Sajith Thursday, 19 April 2018 21:43
Where is the Police? Are they are SLEEPING?
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Samitha Friday, 20 April 2018 17:15
Unless Sri Lankan Government take tough policy to control these Beach Boys (Thugs ) and Three Wheel Mafia Tourism in our Country will be in very bleak situation.
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RP Friday, 20 April 2018 20:15
Wow, congrats Beach boys on Back to back beatings of fun loving and relaxing Tourists, Brave men indeed.Where are we heading with these actions? Empty resorts with no tourist industry employments or Western Tourists in the South.Our country always respected foreign tourists and its sad that these are continuing and if the authorities doesn’t put an end....... we may end up with only Chinese and Indian tourists visiting our resorts and beating our “Lovely” beach boys!
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