Soldier has been arrested on a charge of raping a girl aged 15 years, who is a resident of H 1A village at Inginimitiya in Nawagattegama.
Police took him into custody during investigations into a complaint by the girl’s parents.
The suspect, a 20-year-old from Mahananneriya in Nawagattegama, is attached to the Karainagar army camp in Jaffna.
He has been having an affair with the underage girl, and the raping had taken place at the home of a friend of the soldier.
He is due to be produced before the Puttalam district court.