Attempted rape of tourist: Ex-UPFA PS Head remanded

By Norman Palihawadane

Matara Acting Magistrate Upali Ranasinghe yesterday ordered former Weligama UPFA Pradeshiya Sabha Chairman Dikkumburage Kulaweera to be remanded till April 4 for sexually harassing a 22-year-old Swedish woman at a tourist hotel in Weligama.

He was produced before the court yesterday by the Weligama police. The Swedish woman was with four of her friends on a two-week visit and arrived to stay in a tourist hotel at Weligama on Sunday.

The former PS chairman had singled her out and attempted to rape her, the tourist said in her complaint to the police.

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