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One of the Central Provincial Council members who had gone on a 10 day study tour to Singapore few days ago had been taken in for questioning by the Singaporean Police for allegedly groping a woman inside a lift at the hotel they had stayed during their visit, reliable sources said.

All other PC members except for the member concerned had returned to the country early Saturday completing their tour, according to the Council sources.

Council Chairman L.D.Nimalasiri who had accompanied the members to Singapore confirmed the incident of groping and the police taking him to the police station. However, he said the incident was accidental and not serious and the police did not take the member into custody but just took him to the police station. He also said that the member had stayed back in Singapore for a personal need.

Council Secretary of the Central Provincial Council T.N.S. Bandara Tennakoon said that he was neither aware of such an incident nor had he an idea whether the member in question had returned to the country or not. (Kanchana Kumara Ariyadasa)

  Comments - 23

  • Hamlet Monday, 18 January 2016 07:20 AM

    If Sri Lanka wants to be like Singapore, the SL Police will be very Busy.

    Emil van der Poorten Monday, 18 January 2016 07:37 AM

    Come on, people, this fellow was only trying to demonstrate what the Wonder of Asia is all about!

    The God Father Monday, 18 January 2016 01:11 PM

    Either the monkey should be kept in the cage or let it free in the jungle not to roam free in a civilized country.

    Real Peace Monday, 18 January 2016 01:15 PM

    100 lashes per grope. So he might get 100x2=200 lashes. He might think the grope is worth the lashes!

    Aquarius Monday, 18 January 2016 01:20 PM

    Stayed back for personal reasons? Hope this will not land him in the police station again!

    sarath Monday, 18 January 2016 01:21 PM

    If Sigapoorians do have Yahapalanaya like in Sri Lanka I am definite that the Police would have referred this matter to the Attorney General for instructions before arrest and bailing out the member.

    Sanju Monday, 18 January 2016 01:26 PM

    "Accidental" groping is a "personal need" ! Hahahahahah !

    ANTON Monday, 18 January 2016 01:32 PM


    Mason Monday, 18 January 2016 01:39 PM

    Sri Lankan culture being exported.

    Top Cat Monday, 18 January 2016 09:04 AM

    Of women?

    Ratavasiya Monday, 18 January 2016 02:07 PM

    Afterall he is a UPFA member.

    DHA Sunday, 17 January 2016 08:13 PM

    If police act on groping in Sri Lanka most of our buses will be empty.....

    Prakash Monday, 18 January 2016 03:20 PM

    Dear Politicians - Singapore is the only developed country in the world that respects Sri Lankans and gives visa on arrival. Pls respect.

    ahamedlk Monday, 18 January 2016 03:49 PM

    These kind of behaviors should be named and shame.

    Lanka Tuesday, 19 January 2016 05:21 AM

    Over to you Mr. President...what a great culture we have!

    Perumal Monday, 18 January 2016 10:28 AM

    He was on a study tour after all and taught what he could I suppose.

    onlooker Monday, 18 January 2016 04:41 PM

    No, he is from " Hirunika kale defender service "

    rw Monday, 18 January 2016 05:49 PM

    what will sirisena says now.its more than breziar case via DM Android App

    Dee Monday, 18 January 2016 05:47 PM

    He should have been sent to colombo by train. Then he could have groped in train as well. Third rate goday fellows.

    vipula Ratna Sunday, 17 January 2016 11:34 PM

    Not surprise at all, knowing the caliber of Sri Lankan politicians. Galore of thugs, criminals and other deviants of the country.

    Harry Monday, 18 January 2016 11:37 AM

    Ney Ney ..what Yahapalanaya is...

    Thas Monday, 18 January 2016 11:56 AM

    Promoting Sri Lankan culture in Singapore.

    Sumedha Monday, 18 January 2016 11:59 AM

    This is the caliber of the PC members. Our previous politicians should take the blame for selecting these un-educated lot. At least we should clean this place now, otherwise they will one day end up in the Parliament representing the country.

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