The Habaraduwa police have arrested the owner and an employee of a massage centre in the Yaddehimulla area of Unawatuna over the sexual assault on a 38-year-old Irish woman, Police said.
The incident occurred at a massage parlour that specifically caters to tourists.
According to police, both the owner and employee have been charged not only with sexually assaulting the victim but also for aiding and abetting the molestation.
Police revealed that the Irish woman had visited the massage centre yesterday (16) to avail herself of their services.
While receiving a massage, she was subjected to unwanted advances of the suspect, who proceeded to molest her.
The victim, whose identity has been withheld for reasons of privacy, immediately reported the assault to the police. Prompt action was taken by the Habaraduwa police, resulting in the arrest of the suspects involved. (Sheain Fernandopulle)