The vice chairman of the Laggala- Wilgamuwa Pradeshiya Sabha was arrested by the Wilgamuwa police for allegedly entering the house of a widow and attempting to sexually abuse her.
The wife of a deceased soldier had been living in Naminigama Wilgamuwa, and on the day of the incident the suspect vice chairman (UPFA) had stealthily entered her house under the influence of liquor and tried to abuse her. Her screams for help alerted the neighbourhood and the vice chairman sensing danger had quickly taken to his heels leaving behind the pair of slippers he had worn.
She had lodged a complaint at the police station producing the vice chairman’s slippers as evidence. (M. W. Somaratne)