An Australian university student has reported been raped by a tourist guide during a study excursion in Sri Lanka, The Sydney Morning Herald reports.
A spokeswoman for the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFAT) confirmed they had been told of the incident.“We are providing consular assistance to a young Australian woman in Sri Lanka. The family seeks privacy at this time.”
The Australian National University was investigating the reports, a spokesman from ANU told Fairfax Media. “At this stage we’re still checking if there are any students on university work in Sri Lanka,” the spokesman said.