Suspects arrested for harassing Russian woman remanded

Five suspects, including the chief suspect, who were arrested on charges of harassing a Russian woman at Galle Face Green in Colombo have been remanded.

The Fort Magistrate’s Court remanded the suspects till 10 July.

The suspects were arrested last evening in connection to the incident that was reported to have taken place on Sunday.

The Russian woman had claimed in a video posted on Facebook that she was harassed at Galle Face Green by a group of men on Sunday evening.

The foreigner said that she had been harassed by a group of 10 Sri Lankans while going for a walk with three friends at Galle Face Green.

The chief suspect, who was said to be under the influence of alcohol, had addressed her in obscene language and had assaulted her friend who had tried to intervene.

She claimed that the group had only left after she had started filming the incident. (Colombo Gazette)



  1. If this is allowed to go on we might as well forget about hospitality and tourism. Where were the police patrols. The promotion of tourism should be devoid of making this a cesspit of dustbin of illicit sex and drugs. We should have a determined and stronger head of tourism.

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