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A drunken Sri Lankan passenger has been jailed for one year for molesting a sleeping female teenager on a Dubai-bound flight.


He will be deported after serving his jail term. On November 5 last year, 13-year old victim was travelling alone from Sri Lanka to Dubai.


When the flight crew turned off the lights, the girl bent on the front table and asleep on her seat. The 45-year-old salesman sitting next to her was consuming alcohol and sexually assaulted her.


The girl was taken aback and shouted at him, pushing him away several times. He stopped harassing when the lights were turned on. However, when it was dark he resumed to abuse her sexually and groped her private parts.


The girl in her statement told the investigators, "He insisted on groping me although I pushed his hand and shouted at him. When the lights were switched on, he tried to convince me, but I did not talk to him. As the lights were switched off, he groped me again and went on harassing me. I got very scared and did not know what to do as I was travelling alone."


The accused followed the victim at Dubai Airport after landing. She rushed to a washroom to avoid him. A concerned woman noticed the girl and enquired why she was distressed. The girl narrated everything that happened in the plane and that her assaulter was following her in the airport.


The woman accompanied the girl to a security officer to report the incident.  The officer told the girl's father who was waiting for her at the arrival hall.    


Police arrested the passenger and found out that he was drunk. Drugs for personal use were confiscated from him, a charge that he is being prosecuted for in a separate case. (Emirates24/7)
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  • Tarzon Friday, 13 March 2015 05:17 PM

    Sri Lankans only can have record in sex related things,,, They top in google too... ayyo buddhagama

    suren Saturday, 14 March 2015 07:44 AM

    He is convicted in a foreign country. His name photograph, and Case should be disclosed in local media. Photograph placed in Police Photograph bureau as a Sex Offender. Extradite and Prosecute here in collaboration with Dubai/UAE. Has Airline done its duty ? Change the Seats after the first Complain ? Was a Security officer on Board ? Report the matter to Ground Staff/Security on Landing ? That is Yahapalanaya. Show that new Governance means business. A stem to identify such undesirables before boarding a flight could eliminate future problems.

    nihal Friday, 13 March 2015 07:02 PM

    My friend how u telling aiyyo buddagama u knew him witch religion this nt a religious matter my friend that s ur bad intention

    TONY Friday, 13 March 2015 08:33 PM

    GOOD LEGAL SYSTEM TO GIVE A FAST VERDICT. IF IT WAS IN SRI LANKA IT WOULD TAKE YEARS

    SL in KSA Friday, 13 March 2015 09:17 PM

    What is this world coming to? Perverts seem to be finding more and more ways of deriving their sick pleasures on the unsuspecting innocents. Its a real shame that an incident like this took place on a flight out of Colombo and the person concerned was a Sri Lankan.

    Malini Friday, 13 March 2015 02:41 PM

    This scoundrel deserves to be thrown in jail. He is a disgrace to this country, and has behaved like a cad.Airlines should never seat young children, even teenagers next to men.


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