Trinco’s haven or hell hole?
By Sinniah Gurunathan, Trincomalee Correspondent
Sixty-eight- year-old Sangarapillai Suntharalingam, a retired Grama Niladhari who had been running a leading children's home in Trincomalee-Anpu Illam-for the past two decades, has been remanded till July 29 following allegations of child abuse.

Another female suspect Ms Komalathevi who was arrested in this connection was released on bail. The Judge gave orders for the arrest of Mr. Suntharalingam and his aide Ms Komalathevi last week following a report filed by the Trincomalee Police.

In addition the Judge ordered that the inmates of the home be looked after by the Department of Probation and Childcare. Following the order police had been unable to arrest Mr.Suntheralingam as he had been absconding. The suspect later surrendered to Trincomalee police.

The Women and Child Bureau of the Trincomalee Police led by Inspector Veena Ranasinghe is probing the alleged case of sexual abuse while the Home has been brought under the care of the Department of Probation and Childcare

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