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Don’t publish or share photos, videos of Seya: NCPA

2015-09-15 07:31:31
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The National Child protection Authority (NCPA) today cautioned people and media organisations to stop publishing or sharing pictures or videos of five-year-old Seya Sadewmini on social media websites.

The little girl was abducted and killed on Friday. Her body recovered from the banks of a canal nearby.

Police investigations revealed that the child had been sexually abused and strangled.

The NCPA Assistant Manager Ediriweera Gunasekara said pictures and videos of the naked body were being circulated through social media websites.  

He said instead of circulating these pictures or videos, those doing so should initiate a dialogue among the viewers to ensure that such mindless tragedies did not take place again.  

“The media and the people should exercise caution and self-restraint, when reporting of such tragedies while ensuring that they never occur again,” he said. (Darshana Sanjeewa)


  Comments - 16

  • Maidan Tuesday, 15 September 2015 13:11

    Good move. But little too late.

    Reply : 0       77

    dayan Tuesday, 15 September 2015 13:28

    It is inhuman in publishing her photos of naked body. It is not second to the crime already committed.

    Reply : 1       104

    Absolutely Tuesday, 15 September 2015 16:13

    Absolutely true. Journalists become vultures now a days.

    Reply : 1       54

    Sam Tuesday, 15 September 2015 13:31

    I am so saddened that God allowed such a terrible tragedy to occur when he could have stopped it. My heart goes out to this little girl and her family. I hope the family will be able to get over this heartbreak and lead a normal life. Rest in peace little Seya.

    Reply : 5       29

    Minura Tuesday, 15 September 2015 16:27

    nah, God just stood by and let it happen, if he exists that is

    Reply : 19       35

    Sajad Tuesday, 15 September 2015 13:31

    implement death sentence immediately via DM iOS App

    Reply : 1       47

    Wilbert Tuesday, 15 September 2015 13:33

    Your organization is good for nothing.

    Reply : 9       36

    Marie Tuesday, 15 September 2015 13:35

    NCPA wise decision.

    Reply : 0       19

    Dinesh Tuesday, 15 September 2015 15:00

    Bring back death penalty immediately and enforce it.Murder - Immediate executionRape - Death penalty or rigorous life imprisonmentChild abuse - Public whipping and rigorous min 10 years imprisonment without bailExecute a few murders and all this will stop.

    Reply : 1       37

    CRFC Tuesday, 15 September 2015 15:21

    Does it apply for the Killer of Rugger Player too..

    Reply : 5       31

    Dinesh Tuesday, 15 September 2015 15:28

    Action needs to be taken against media that went ahead and published these. These people will stoop to any level to get views.

    Reply : 0       16

    SANJEEVA Tuesday, 15 September 2015 15:37

    NCPA has woken up at last !

    Reply : 2       13

    roshan Tuesday, 15 September 2015 15:42

    pls president bring the death penalty, pls think of her as your own daughter. these people are nut human beings..they are not supposed to live among people. pls sir bring the death penalty immediately.. enough is enough

    Reply : 0       23

    gune Tuesday, 15 September 2015 15:45

    Our media should have extra thinking when selecting the events to publish . Those should not harm the society .It has to be the culture of the media. rather than mare publicity and profit margins.Look at our nation today, all are in grave sadness and exited about our feature and depressed.Is that the media needs ????.

    Reply : 0       10

    ANTON Tuesday, 15 September 2015 16:46

    FM, SARATH FONSEKA SHOULD BE APPOINTED AS THE CHIEF OF THIS AUTHORITY.

    Reply : 6       15

    Sathya Tuesday, 15 September 2015 20:59

    While giving capital punishment to killers of Seya, please take immediate

    Reply : 0       5

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