Suspect, a British passport holder:
Police have arrested a 63-old British passport holder, said to be a member of the diaspora, in the company of an underage girl, at a lodge in Vavuniya. The suspect who had arrived from London, had taken the 16-year-old girl, who is an orphan to the lodge.
The suspect together with the owner of the lodge have been placed in remand custody for 14 days on the orders of the Vavuniya magistrate, while the girl had been referred for a medical checkup.
According to Vavuniya OIC Inspector Eric Perera, the girl had been taken away on the pretext of showing her the city of Colombo, by the suspect. Police had also found a variety of aphrodisiacs at the lodge.