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Principal arrested for child abuse

2013 Nov 26

A school principal in Haputale has been arrested for molesting 13 school boys, police spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana said.

The police spokesman said that the principal of the school had abused year 6 and year 8 students.

Investigations had revealed that the child abuse had taken place over a period of time but went unreported.

However recently an awareness program was held at the school on child abuse and following this the victims had reported the abuse they faced in the hands of their principal.

Ajith Rohana said that the school principal is a 58 year old father of two.

He said incidents of young school boys being molested have been widely reported in recent times especially in schools.

The police spokesman called for vigilance over such incidents. (Colombo Gazette)

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