An Air force official was arrested for attempting to sexually abuse a foreigner in Ampara, Ragamwela coastal area.
She was forcefully dragged to a jungle area by the beach by the official on Saturday (26).
The victim, an Italian national, has fled the scene and lodged a police complaint.
Police said that the suspect, a 30-year-old, was attached to the Ragamwela Air force base camp.
He will be produced before the Pothuvil Magistrate’s Court today.