Mirissa tourist harassment incident: Suspect arrested | Daily News

Mirissa tourist harassment incident: Suspect arrested

Police have arrested a suspect in connection with a harassment incident of a tourist in Mirissa, the Tourist Police said in a statement.

OIC Police Tourist Division, Prabath Vidanagama said that the Kotiliwila Police arrested the 36 year-old suspect on the same day of the incident and later produced him before the magistrate. The suspect was released on personal bail of LKR 200,000.

Furthermore, the suspect has been ordered to appear before the Kotiliwila Police every Sunday between 9 am to 12.00 am while the case will be taken up for hearing on March 28.

Excerpts of the statement:

Currently, there are 11 Tourist Police Units across Sri Lanka and to ensure the safety of all travellers.The Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority along with the Tourist Police Division has launched a new project to establish 22 new Tourist Police Units across popular destinations of which the 1st Unit is set to be opened in the center of Mirissa Tourism Area on March 22.

Recently, the Tourist Police also launched a poster campaign across Sri Lanka aiming to create an awareness on how to be cautious while travelling and important contact details during in an emergency situation, with the assistance of British High Commission in Sri Lanka.

“Tourist Police seeks the public assistance in order to create a safer environment by dialing 1912 to report any unsafe environment and practices by people who are involved in the tourism sector directly or indirectly,” the statement said


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