While condemning the statement made by the Chairman of the National Child Protection Authority (NCPA) Natasha Balendra, the Deputy Minister of Social Empowerment Ranjan Ramanayake said he was taking measures to implement a motion in Parliament on September 22 to execute the death penalty again in the country.
Referring to a statement made by the NCPA Chairman Natasha Balendra, the Minister stated that NCPA is disagreeing with the death penalty as prevention to crimes of child abuse and she has suggested that minimum punishment should be ten years and the maximum punishment should be twenty years for those who are convicted of child abuse.
The Minister said as the chairman of NCPA she could not create these kinds of statements to the public because at present people want to execute the death penalty again, especially for child rapists.
“Observing such statements made by her, we recognize that she was representing the child abusers side” he said.
Minister Ramanayake stated that he will obtain instructions from President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe before moving the motion in Parliament. He emphasized the public are furious at the incidents that took place recently and said it was time to bring about such laws to stop such crucial crimes.
Furthermore, he noted that he also intends to present to new laws in the country for prevent child abuse cases. (Yoshitha Perera and Sanath Desmond)
Video by Sanath Desmond
Comments - 25
Piumi Friday, 18 September 2015 01:28 PM
Dear Ranjan pls stop of doing something that hate each other this is not suitable to our country. Seyas matter is too sensitive to all of us. Try implementing something that will be long lasted and suitable to our country. If the judge is out of healthy mind then what would be the scenario. Best thing is implementing Sunday schools to teach good and bad to all religions. Very simple.
Rif Friday, 18 September 2015 09:47 AM
What is your opinion about the beast who brutally rapped and murdered Seya? Think from the victims perspective too.
Don Thursday, 17 September 2015 05:52 PM
People can be emotional but death penalty in wrong hands can be a monkey with a sword. Not suitable for corrupt countries like ours.
shamon Friday, 18 September 2015 09:59 AM
Ranjan is trying to score political publicity via DM Android App
Public Thursday, 17 September 2015 05:53 PM
The death penalty is murder. There is no evidence to suggest that that death penalty reduces crimes such as murder. IT may have slight impact on drug related offenses but thats it. It would be disgusting if this country kills another man legally.
Piumi Friday, 18 September 2015 01:41 PM
Dessy is perfectly right.. But to teach good and bad from the child hood is long lasted rather than beheading all mutts after growing them up regardless the sweat of parents spread on them heavily. Work out something which will suit, long lasted to the inheritance of Srilankans. Do not just take hasty decisions without evaluating the gravity of such activities.
Dehan Thursday, 17 September 2015 05:55 PM
Gampaha people should stop promoting clowns
Mohamed Thursday, 17 September 2015 05:55 PM
Dear Ranjan !!! I admire your braveness. I presume most of child abuse are from high profile society . I never see very open guys you !!! Keep doing young guys will with you
dayan Thursday, 17 September 2015 06:01 PM
What rubbish? Why do we so cruel to think to kill another.
Sapu Thursday, 17 September 2015 06:08 PM
When a person rapes and murders a minor death penalty is a must but it should be under strict rules to avoid it being misused by the ones in power
mnsmart Thursday, 17 September 2015 06:12 PM
Take an island wide vote, lets see what the public say about this. good move.
jayaweera Friday, 18 September 2015 10:25 AM
The Deputy M has rushed to unwarranted conclusions about the chair NPCA and says that he will introduce the death penaliy because the people want it. Since when are politicians doing what the people want?RR should either read some serious books on the death penalty or at least consult some scholarly persons on the subject. Statesmen are expected to lead (the people) and support them to arrive at just and rational solutions and not be shallow or emotional.Thea adivice given you by President and PM should be followed. Think before you speak!
Chris Friday, 18 September 2015 10:30 AM
I feel very sorry give death penalty is the best for murders and child abuse. This type crimes will not take place in our mother land. My tears are dropping while writing this. May the good lord be with this child.
ANTON Thursday, 17 September 2015 06:23 PM
THIS IS THE ONLY VALUABLE STATEMENT THIS MAN HAS EVER MADE.
VVV Thursday, 17 September 2015 06:41 PM
Didnt Ranjan have a similar allegation involving a minor?
Piumi Friday, 18 September 2015 02:25 PM
Yes Ranjans video is perfectly right. As he said these sort of crimes specially child abuse and women related crimes should be more prioritized and they should be punished differently. But when it comes to capital punishment it is not worth to all of crimes since in the history innocence had been turned to murders by the law using the lawyers skills and talent. So this is very dangerous. If the law has proved a innocent girl like Seya to be a offender then this is other way around.That also a crime. Better something very meaningful to be implemented by the law.
smith Friday, 18 September 2015 11:36 AM
for once ranjan is right death penalty should be implemented to control this menace, but it has to be done fairly and not on the wrong people as it cant be reversed current system allows for appeal and to get scot free for killing another person. if the abuser can kill, what is the problem of the abuser being hung.
The other Ranjan Thursday, 17 September 2015 08:00 PM
Saudi Arabia have beheaded over 100 people so far for this year alone. Which proves the death penalty does not act as a deterrent .Ranjan should do a bit of research into these things before letting his mouth run away from him.
Rhonda Taylor Friday, 18 September 2015 12:15 PM
Who ever commits rape and abuse not only on children but on all unprotected women should be castrated.They find it hard to keep their pants zipped up. Perverts should be dealt with severely
Priyantha Friday, 18 September 2015 12:21 PM
death penalty will give the much needed fear factor to some extent to these criminals .They will think twice before committing such crimes.I am for it and support Ranjan on this occasion.However drug addicts will continue to commit acts like this as they cannot see good and bad and the death penalty will not stop them.We need full reformation of our society.Drug traffickers should be included in the death penalty list as well in my opinion.We should be sympathetic to the victims and not the criminals.
sunil Friday, 18 September 2015 10:20 PM
No one is perfect except our lord Buddha,Let the nature to give punishment to such people
AVC Sunday, 20 September 2015 12:45 PM
To kill one illegally is OK?
seeya Friday, 18 September 2015 04:18 PM
Unfortunately, most of our politicians are not intellects...
Ben Hurling Thursday, 17 September 2015 09:43 PM
The most irresponsible, stupid
dessy Friday, 18 September 2015 08:56 AM
These baboons whoever talks against the death penalty will definitely vote for it, if their own kid had to go through what little Seya went through.
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