A German tourist has lodged a complaint with Sri Lankan police, stating that she was raped in her hotel room whilst staying in Dikwella in the Matara district.
The victim, who is in the country with her partner, alleged that that a man entered her hotel room during the night and raped her before escaping. A 29-year old resident of Dikwella has been arrested on suspicion of rape.
The latest case adds to growing number of incidents of foreign tourists in Sri Lanka being raped, the most notable being the murder of a 27-year-old Briton on Christmas Eve, whose 24-year old Russian girlfriend was raped during the attack. A local politician, and associate of the Rajapakse family, has since been arrested over the incident.
See our earlier posts:
Another tourist sexually abused in Matara (22 Jan 2012)
More rape incidents of tourists emerge (02 Jan 2012)
‘Attempted rape’ of Swedish tourist adds to Sri Lanka’s woes (31 Dec 2011)
Investigation of British tourist's murder under scrutiny (29 Dec 2011)
Rajapakse associate arrested for murder and rape of tourists (27 Dec 2011)