Former Southern Provincial Council member Krishantha Pushpakumara alias Raththaran and his driver were arrested today over the alleged rape of a Chinese woman.
The suspects had been arrested on the advise of the Attorney General and were released on bail.
A Chinese tourist claimed Raththaran and his driver gang-raped her after she sought his assistance to take action against a man who duped her for a large sum of money.
The accused politician is facing litigation in another case of allegedly abusing a 16-year-old girl.
The tourist claimed she was sexually abused, harassed, and raped between February and April last year.
She said she eventually filed a police complaint and also informed the Chinese Embassy in Colombo. (Colombo Gazette)