Principal remanded for abuse

A school principal has been remanded in Marawila over charges of abusing school girls, the police media unit said today.

The police said that the 47 year old suspect is the principal of St. Theresa’s Vidyalaya in Thalawila.

He had sexually abused five girls in the school on the 27th of this month and was arrested yesterday following a police complaint.

The suspect was produced in court yesterday and remanded till next Monday when the case will be heard.

The Marawila police are conducting further investigations.

Meanwhile the police also said today that a 40 year old man was arrested in Ragama yesterday following a complaint that he had sexually abused his eight year old daughter.

The child’s mother is overseas.