The Moratuwa Police have launched an investigation into an incident where a 70-year-old consultant to a key ministry attempted to sexually abuse a young Japanese teacher.
The consultant had invited the teacher to visit Colombo on Sunday (16) to deliver a lecture at the Colombo Public Library. However, upon her arrival to Colombo, she was informed that the lecture had been cancelled.
The suspect has told the teacher that there were changes to be made to her presentation and had invited her to come with him to correct them at his residence in Moratuwa.
Police said the teacher had been escorted to the upper floor of the two-storied house by the consultant who had then tried to sexually abuse her.
However, the teacher had protested his advances and had left his home. She had come with her father to the police to file the complaint.
The police also summoned the suspected consultant and recorded a statement.