COLOMBO – Sri Lankan police on Tuesday made the first ever arrest of a Supreme Court judge who was accused of an alleged sexual assault, an official said.
Sri Lankan police official said a judge named Sarath de Abrew was arrested after a complaint that he tried to force a 39-year-old woman to have sex with him and beat her up when she refused to do so.
It is the first time in Sri Lanka’s history that a judge from the apex court has been arrested.
Supreme court judges can only be removed through a complicated impeachment process in parliament. Sri Lanka’s parliament was dissolved last month ahead of elections in August.