The police media unit said today that the suspect, a 53 year old man, had abused his daughter eight years ago when she was 15 years old.
According to a statement recorded from the girl she said that after her father had sexually abused her she had lived with him like a wife.
The suspect was arrested yesterday based on a police complaint and was produced in court.
The Pollonaruwa Magistrate subsequently remanded the suspect till next Friday.
Further investigations are underway.