A former member of the Horana Pradeshiya Sabha was arrested for allegedly sexually abusing a 39-year-old female teacher.
Police said the former PS member who came in a lorry, got out of it and hugged her and tried to sexually assault her while she was on her way to a shop in Moragahahena.
Then she escaped from the suspect's grip and ran towards a nearby house.
Police said the suspect was later arrested following a complaint made to the 119 emergency hotline.
The woman was later admitted to the Horana Hospital.
Investigations revealed that both the politician and the female teacher had a dispute over a financial matter.
The suspect was remanded till February 10 after being produced before the Horana Magistrate's Court. (DSB)
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