Colombo Telegraph

Australian Student Raped In Sri Lanka

An Australian university student has reported been raped by a tourist guide during a study excursion in Sri Lanka, The Sydney Morning Herald reports.

The victim student was from the Australian National University (ANU), and was among a group of 15 Australian students conducting studies in the coastal town.

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.

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