The British High Commission in Sri Lanka it is learnt has questioned the Sri Lankan government the basis on which several young British girls were recently arrested.

The British girls had been arrested when they had visited the rooms of West Indies cricket players on their invitation. However, the girls could have been arrested only if they had been engaged in criminal trespass. An official from the External Affairs Ministry said the British High Commission has pointed out that the police had overstepped its limits in arresting the girls.

An angry Sri Lankan President had called the ASP involved in the arrest and said, “If you fellows have such a problem why won’t you go and raid the illegal joints operating in Colombo. I have enough problems. Don’t add more problems.”

The IGP on a Presidential directive had taken immediate steps to transfer the relevant ASP to another division.

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