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Three tourists who were cycling in Haputale were hospitalised after they were assaulted by a group of people yesterday.

Police said two British nationals and Nepal national were injured in the assault.

The tourists had arrived in Sri Lanka to take part in a mountain cycling tournament and had been staying at a hotel in Haputale.

The foreigners had been on their way to Pitarathmale from the hotel when they were assaulted by a gang arrived in three-wheelers.

Police said cycles and mobile phones of the foreigners had been stolen by the gang who assaulted the foreigners with clubs and metal sticks.

Police said another group of people who were passing by had rescued the foreigners and had admitted them to the Diyathalawa Hospital.

Police arrested one suspect involved in the attack and recovered stolen cycles and mobiles phones. The Haputale Police are investigating. (Darshana Sanjeewa)

  Comments - 22

  • VMS Monday, 29 May 2017 02:06 PM

    Sad to here this news. We heavily depend on tourism and this type of incidence can ruin our foreign income. We need to educate these thugs the consequence. First the politicians have to be educated and then the thugs.

    Kale Friday, 02 June 2017 01:37 PM

    Foreign women already know sri lanka is a dangerous place for them, now it is foreign men learning the lesson the hard way.

    Aruna Wednesday, 31 May 2017 05:24 AM

    Attacked foriegners is a disgusting news to hear even. Where is the law and order ? Hope they will get severe penalties. uneducated bastards.....

    truth Tuesday, 30 May 2017 02:04 PM


    Madura Tuesday, 30 May 2017 10:45 AM

    Three wheelers are UNP voter base. Not much will happen.

    hcvl Tuesday, 30 May 2017 10:20 AM

    Permanent it

    fefe Tuesday, 30 May 2017 08:31 AM

    Those who are driving 3-wheers are complete idiots and have no sense for others. Both the 3 wheelers and drivers should be eliminated from Sri Lanka.

    Gayan Monday, 29 May 2017 08:27 PM

    Foreigners come to SL thanks to the previous king.

    Mason Monday, 29 May 2017 06:27 PM

    This is due to the general trend of deteioration of law and order situation in the Country. In the long run shooting these criminals or hanging them in public is not going to be of use. It is the Police who'll have to pull up their socks and do their duties, to bring about a semblance of order in the country.Politicians should strictly keep away and not interfere.

    lkboy Monday, 29 May 2017 04:09 PM

    2600 year old culture.

    lokka Monday, 29 May 2017 02:19 PM

    val ooro

    ajith Monday, 29 May 2017 12:11 PM

    periviouse kings people they make every effert to make this country unstanw. via DM Android App

    Democracy Monday, 29 May 2017 02:01 PM

    What about the soldiers with War Crimes???

    ceylon Monday, 29 May 2017 01:35 PM

    paradise of criminals.government is notorious for protecting and encouraging crimes and criminals. via DM Android App

    Srinath Monday, 29 May 2017 01:32 PM

    Im sure if we had the previous government we could have terminate them under the loss n found arms via DM iOS App

    Adwani Monday, 29 May 2017 01:23 PM

    If no proper action taken means, police too involved in and benefits from crime

    DJ Monday, 29 May 2017 01:00 PM

    Kill them pls

    vimal carlos Monday, 29 May 2017 12:40 PM

    Can we introduce death mentaly for savages?. This is not good for our reputation asa tourist destination

    das Monday, 29 May 2017 12:34 PM

    Sri Lankan hospitality..

    damithw Monday, 29 May 2017 12:34 PM

    Pl dont waste public money to take these 3-wheeler guys to courts..Just take them to a public Ground and shoot all of them... We are in a grave situation in the country , in foreign exchange at this time and Tourism brings us most needed foreign exchange.. These thugs just destroy this country.. Should no have democracy for these thugs ...

    Shan Monday, 29 May 2017 12:30 PM

    Uncivilized rogues of Sri Lanka - Punish them to the maximum. Proud of Rescuers.

    Tourist Monday, 29 May 2017 12:11 PM

    Tourists must be warned upon arrival about the SL culture corruption

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