A police constable has been arrested for sexually abusing a 13 year old girl who was watching the Kataragama Perehera.
The police media unit confirmed that the police constable was arrested last night.
The girl who was subjected to the abuse is a resident of Moneragala.
The suspect is due to be presented before the Tissamaharama Magistrate today.
Meanwhile, the Sri Lanka Human Right Commission says they have received over 2500 complaints of sexual abuse of minors over the last 2 ½ years.
Human Rights Commissioner Dr.Prathiba Mahanamahewa stated that these complaints have prompted an islandwide awareness campaign.