Chinese worker held for rape

(April 29, Colombo, Sri Lanka Guardian) A Chinese worker on the Norochchali coal power project has been taken into custody in connection with the alleged rape of a 14-year-old minor at Mundalama, police said today.

They said the suspect had repeatedly abused the girl over a period of time, inside an abandoned truck close to the Mundalama tank police spokesperson Senior Superintendent SSP Prishatntha Jayakody said.

The suspect was scheduled to be produced in court later today.