Gampaha Additional Magistrate R.S.M. Mahendraraja remanded a 60 year old man till 2 September, over sexually abusing a 15 year old girl who was in the care of her grandmother.
The accused in question, Hathmunige Ananda Silva from Weliweriya was brought before the magistrate on 25 August.
The Weliweriya police has informed the Court that the girl’s mother has abandoned her and that her father was in prison.
Her grandmother sells achcharu for a living and the accused, said to be the grandmother’s paramour, has got the girl drunk and sexually abused the girl in her absence, on several occasions since February this year.
The girl has informed her married sister, who has then informed the police in this regard.