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Former Sri Lankan soldier arrested for sexual assault of tourist

A former Sri Lankan soldier and his brother-in-law have been arrested for the attempted sexual assault and abduction of two Scottish tourists in Kandy last week, reports The Island.

The 28 year old, who had deserted the Sri Lankan military, was identified as Asanga Kumara and was arrested with his brother-in-law Nilantha Abeykoon.

Both men reportedly picked up the women in Kandy, before driving to an abandoned building in Hantane, where the assault took place.

See our earlier post:

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