Sri Lankan Garments Manager arrested for rape in Jordan

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(Colombo Lankapuvath) A Sri Lankan manager who was reportedly involved in the rape of Sri Lankan and other South Asian women at a factory in Jordan has been arrested, reports from Jordan said.

The Sri Lankan, identified as Anil Shantha, was a General Manager at the Classic factory in Jordan.

Many young Sri Lankan women allegedly suffered routine sexual abuse and repeated rapes, and in some cases even physical and mental torture at the factory reportedly at the hands of the suspect.

However, the suspect claims he is innocent and the company he works too defends that position, the report added.
A team from the Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment too is in Jordan investigating the matter.