Children used as pawns in porn websites

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The special police unit of the National Child Protection Authority has uncovered details of 50 locally designed porn websites some of which portraying under-aged girls in school uniforms.

A senior officer of the authority said these websites were freely accessible to anyone by the internet with the use of mobile phones.

Police are now are trying to establish the identity of those who had posed in these websites.

When a detailed report of the existence of these websites was handed over to the Battaramulla Children’s Judicial Magistrate Ms M. M. Jayasekara on Wednesday, she had directed the national Child Protection Authority to forward the said report to the Attorney General for his advice. The Magistrate made this order after viewing some of the porn scenes in these websites.

A police team headed by Police Child and Women’s Bureau deputy director Ms Lanka Rajini Amarasena is continuing further investigations under the guidance director Jayantha Wickramasinghe. (Srinath Prasanna Jayasuriya)
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  • Lankalion Friday, 26 October 2012 09:38 AM

    Although adult pornography should be allowed, there is absolutely no room in this world for child pornography or abuse of children. The police should first put their efforts in identifying the operators of these websites and as the websites host child pornography, their access should be immediately restricted. then they need to be extremely sensitive and cautious if they attempt to contact the victims of child pornography and need to focus their efforts in counselling these children. Also, the identities of the children and their images must be protected and should not be publicly disclosed.

    Thomas Friday, 26 October 2012 09:45 AM

    Where is our hero Weerawansa? What is he going to do now?

    MagodisThuma Friday, 26 October 2012 01:24 AM

    This shows Sri Lanka's IT education is booming ! Why worry ?

    MagodisThuma Friday, 26 October 2012 01:31 AM

    Our students IT skills...booming !

    observer Friday, 26 October 2012 09:45 AM

    i don't see any point in blocking websites... the damage is already done... it is very likely that these videos/pics have spread around the world by now.. and i don't think it's a bad move to try and identify the persons who were victims of this.. it is likely that they were coerced in to it and therefore, it's a good idea to identify them(discretely of course) and rehabilitate them.. plus they can get info on people who actually did the videos..

    shanthapriyariya Friday, 26 October 2012 10:40 AM

    even a magistrate should not view this type of things

    Gadzooks Friday, 26 October 2012 10:42 AM

    Mainly the parents who see their children morning, afternoon, and night. Not just in this country but wherever these technologies are freely available, it is the parents who are abrogating their responsibilities to see to the children's up-bringing.

    shehan jayawardene Friday, 26 October 2012 02:27 AM

    How funny..."Police are now are trying to establish the identity of those who had posed in these websites." What the police need to do is find out who operates these websites and the political patronage that is behind these people.

    Gadzooks Friday, 26 October 2012 10:49 AM

    Find their parents and bring all of them in.

    Gadzooks Friday, 26 October 2012 11:04 AM

    Then, how do magistrates do their job?

    mamath Friday, 26 October 2012 02:59 AM

    Don't you see the point? If Police (or TRCSL) finds the culprit to be a Politician's relative and/or a henchman of the ruling party that is the end of the story. That is why they are TRYING!

    Bush AYYA Friday, 26 October 2012 02:50 AM

    What a sensible police department should do is to identify who is behind ,launching these websites rather than ,publishing the photos of individuals who are posing nude on these websites. we are the only Buddhist country that restitution is not legalized. eg:Thailand,Vietnam,Mianmar,China,Japoan

    dass Friday, 26 October 2012 11:37 AM

    Educate the children. start from elementary as the western countries do.

    care Friday, 26 October 2012 12:00 AM

    first police has to find the children who are using cameras and phones to take those pictures. there should be rule to prohibite the electrical communication equipements in schools via DM Android App

    michael Friday, 26 October 2012 11:41 AM

    All porn sites should be blocked in the country and all steps should be taken to educate children about abusers and rapists.

    Shaik Ahamath Friday, 26 October 2012 12:15 PM

    Senarath you are wallowing in dangerous grounds. You are defending a highly depraved behaviour that might indicate you are a paedophile too.

    Fusion Friday, 26 October 2012 12:20 PM

    Under-aged girls in school uniforms? Yikes! Are these voyeuristic images or do they depict actual sexual acts? Either way they should find the ones who took those pics. Child porn has no place on earth, but adult porn should not be blocked.

    Bush AYYA Friday, 26 October 2012 12:32 PM

    Weerawansa to the rescue

    Lobo Friday, 26 October 2012 12:37 PM

    The more you try to ban it the more tempted people will get to watch it which is typical human behaviour. Realistically, it cannot be stopped so next best thing will be to regulate.

    Lobo Friday, 26 October 2012 12:49 PM

    How are you planning to block them? Be practical.

    rizwan Friday, 26 October 2012 12:00 AM

    mr senarath. how can u say prostitution must be legalized. will u let ur own sister o daughter work as prostitute if it legalize in sri lanka. use d sence. all anti social elements must be eliminated without any tolerance via DM Android App

    sammy Friday, 26 October 2012 12:49 PM

    The Police should be equipped with resources such as top notch IT specialists to monitor and combat such sites and the people who enter those sites similar to developed countries. the children should be educated on sex education at an early age of 12 -14 years so that they do not fall prey to these monsters as that is the age where puberty occurs. the Sri Lankan parents may object to it as this subject is a taboo in this culture. But, due to vast changes happening in the society and the world at large, these measures are necessary.

    Mahadenamuttha Friday, 26 October 2012 04:23 AM

    Block all these websites immediatly

    George Friday, 26 October 2012 01:19 PM

    No one need to worry. Bodu bala sena Is purifying the country by attacking the minorities. Dharma Rajyata Jayawewa!

    Cancer Friday, 26 October 2012 01:32 PM

    Sites CAN be blocked completed. It is done very successfully in the middle-east countires.

    Muslim Friday, 26 October 2012 12:00 AM

    There is no change until everyone don't change their conscious via DM Android App

    sarraj Friday, 26 October 2012 02:24 PM

    its just the begining but it will become worst untill the proper law which is followed in middle east is implemented.

    Gam Pappa Friday, 26 October 2012 05:03 AM

    Some stupid will say "School children too have freedom to do and pose as they wish. let us all enjoy. Lets develop this and government must allow underage prostitution to stop0 child abuse"

    Now you all have to hit like/ dislike, that's it.

    kanan Friday, 26 October 2012 02:41 PM

    Wonder of Asia, SL is booming children pornography sad

    murt Saturday, 27 October 2012 12:00 AM

    at least police is awaken now. these sites were publised since last 12-15 yrs. police can try to via DM Android App

    shan Friday, 26 October 2012 05:24 AM

    child pornography has many rackets which is connected worldwide. blocking the sites will help to curb this to some extend but they will find means and ways to get to the society.

    the best way to curb this is to educate our children and to an extend monitor their environment. Parents need to more than ever vigilant nowadays due to the numerous technological developments and how easily these can be accessible.

    muneer Friday, 26 October 2012 06:18 AM

    Block the sites immediately then start searching for the culprit.
    Because you will never catch them. At least the site will be blocked.

    Lobo Friday, 26 October 2012 06:37 AM

    While the IT skills are boomimg our morals are eroding. Its up to the parents, teachers and priests to inculcate ethics and morals in our children.

    T19 Saturday, 27 October 2012 10:34 AM

    being self disciplined is the only way to stop these kind of issues coming up..

    Senarath Friday, 26 October 2012 07:57 AM

    they should n,t be banned. every developed country have these things and even prostitution should be legalized.


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