Colombo: A Chinese national has been
arrested by the Sri Lankan police for allegedly raping a
The 36-year-old suspect had been working in the
Norochcholai Coal Power Plant project in the country`s north
western region as an electrician, police said today.
"The Chinese national had invited the victim into a
lorry and raped her," the `Daily Mirror Online` reported
quoting police officials.
The suspect was arrested by a special team after the
victim`s parents lodged a complaint with the local police.
The first phase of the Chinese aided Norochcholai
thermal power project is expected to add 300 MW to the
national grid by November this year. The second phase of the
project is expected to add 600MW by 2012.