Lankan arrested for allegedly raping Norwegian woman

2018-07-23 10:15:45

A 26-year-old Sri Lankan who holds UK citizenship was arrested by the Kollupitiya police last night in connection with an alleged rape of a Norwegian woman at a star class hotel in Kollupitiya.

Police said the 23-year-old Norwegian woman had lodged a complaint with the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) police stating that she was raped at the hotel in Kollupitiya on Saturday.

Meanwhile, Sports Ministry sources said the arrested suspect is a friend of Sri Lankan cricketer Danushka Gunathilake who was also accused of raping because his name had also been mentioned in the complaint lodged by the victim.

The BIA police had handed over the investigation to the Kollupitiya Police.

The Kollupitiya police has arrested the Sri Lankan who was residing at Nawala.

Police said the woman was produced to the Colombo Judicial Medical Officer for a medical examination on Sunday. (Darshana Sanjeewa)

  Comments - 24

  • Porta Harry Monday, 23 July 2018 10:31

    Second suspect is playing the test match at the moment. When will he be arrested.

    Reply : 9       154

    Duminda Monday, 23 July 2018 11:31

    If those allegations are proved, suspend the guy with immediate effect as mentioned in earlier reports. Send him to welikada prison to play cricket rest of his life time.

    Reply : 6       130

    Nana Monday, 23 July 2018 11:08

    Land like no other..

    Reply : 32       92

    Gamaya Monday, 23 July 2018 12:34

    Now now Nana, Dont bring the land into this. These things happen all over the world. Agreed though the offenders MUST be punished

    Reply : 27       124

    shan Monday, 23 July 2018 15:35

    With a billion people in India we hear rape cases every month but with only 20m in sl if we hear almost every month is in it pathetic situation ?

    Reply : 15       46

    lkboy Monday, 23 July 2018 11:13

    Why isn't the cricketer arrested?

    Reply : 11       96

    sach Monday, 23 July 2018 12:35

    why? The accused is a friend of him? Should you be arrested when your friends are charged?

    Reply : 10       79

    Machan Monday, 23 July 2018 14:05

    Why was the cricketers name was mentioned in the complaint if he was not involved?

    Reply : 7       57

    Bowled Out Monday, 23 July 2018 11:22

    Leopards tamed or untamed still doesn't change its attitude! Shame as young as 26!!! Very proud, bravo to the Norwegian lady!

    Reply : 1       92

    S.P.Ramkumar Monday, 23 July 2018 11:35

    This is serious crime. Should be given lifetime imprison

    Reply : 5       81

    Jaliya Monday, 23 July 2018 11:55

    First suspect shall be turned to UK Metro Police for further prosecution. In the UK prison he can be a girlfriend to his cell mate Leon ... the Nigerian pedophile. The second suspect … the cricketer who only has a single stump with no brains can join the bond boys at welikada.

    Reply : 1       84

    MP Monday, 23 July 2018 12:14

    How notorious Sri Lankans are?

    Reply : 18       45

    Ranjitdea Monday, 23 July 2018 14:04

    So you think these things happen only in Sri Lanka. Read the news - Do you know what Donald Trump has been doing.

    Reply : 28       53

    johan Monday, 23 July 2018 14:03

    Rape cases are not punished severely in Sri Lanka due to lot of loop holes in the existing system which gives escape route to the rapists.Justice ministry must look into this

    Reply : 0       57

    Truth Monday, 23 July 2018 14:19

    When will Lankans stop raping white people?

    Reply : 17       60

    huna Tuesday, 24 July 2018 10:13

    maybe when the score is even :)

    Reply : 0       3

    Singhela Tuesday, 24 July 2018 14:15

    When will White people stop raping and molesting our women and children?

    Reply : 0       2

    Dudley Kamal Monday, 23 July 2018 14:46

    it is important to take necessary action to protect foreigners particularly ladies travelling alone.These culprits are tarnishing good name of the country. I would like to suggest hotels only catering foreigners

    Reply : 16       42

    saman Monday, 23 July 2018 15:06

    Norwegian women like to party!

    Reply : 71       13

    Jessica Cabraal - Moratuwa. Monday, 23 July 2018 15:10

    03rd world Sri Lankans are rapists. It's a very dangerous country. Once I heard Sri Lankans rape dead bodies as well. I am Jessica Cabraal, insurance.

    Reply : 60       34

    punchi Monday, 23 July 2018 16:19

    Rape Capital of the world!

    Reply : 36       26

    Eesh Monday, 23 July 2018 15:52

    Sri Lankan boys have this misconception that euro/japanese/korean girls crave black men. Even a look by a white girl will be assumed as an invitation to something else.

    Reply : 10       52

    ram Monday, 23 July 2018 16:18

    I suspect this is not a rape case, may be with the consent of both parties it happened and now turned to a rape case.

    Reply : 41       43

    S.P.RAMKUMAR Tuesday, 24 July 2018 07:58

    How is it? Really insulting women, If she agreed to do so She want complain on this matter, We have to change our thinking pattern.

    Reply : 0       5

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