Principal jailed for raping children

The acting principal of a school in Divulapitiya has been remanded for raping 11 children, the police media unit said.

According to the police the acting principal of the school was arrested yesterday following a complaint lodged by the National Child Protection Authority.

Investigations had revealed that the principal had raped 10 girls and a boy who were between the ages of 5 and 10, all attached to the same school.

He was produced before the Minuwangoda Magistrate today and remanded till next Thursday, the police said.

The Magistrate ordered that the children be handed over to their parents. The police are conducting further investigations.