Video: NCPA to create sex offenders’ database

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The National Child Protection Authority (NCPA) said that it was making arrangements to create a data base with the names of offenders accused of sexual harassment.
“Once a court convicts someone guilty of sexual abuse, his/her name will be added to a data base maintained by the NCPA,” its Director Anoma Dissanayake said.

If a reasonable request is made to look for the background of a person, the NCPA will provide access to look into the name of the person in its data base.

“Especially this data will help people find out the entire track record of their prospective spouses to ascertain whether they had committed any sexual harassment,” she said adding that this system is now used in Australia. (Tex and Video bySanath Desmond)

  Comments - 9

  • chulan Sunday, 03 November 2013 10:55 AM

    Good move,

    BUT they will update the records once convicted from courts. How many cases are pending and not push through due to weak evidence since mostly affected party is a minor and defendant always high powered person with support of VIPs.

    Anwar Saturday, 02 November 2013 10:38 AM

    can even a gay get information about his future partner.

    Google it Saturday, 02 November 2013 11:56 AM

    Easy. Get the pradeshiya Saba members list.

    karama Saturday, 02 November 2013 12:27 PM

    well done good thats way to go.

    karama Saturday, 02 November 2013 12:28 PM

    well done good thinking

    Kiribanda Saturday, 02 November 2013 12:38 PM

    This is a great initiative, I wish all the success. This database should be accessible by all.

    SLGonson Sunday, 03 November 2013 12:17 PM

    Most likely will end up creating victims database and NOT offenders......Good Luck NCPA!

    Cobra Saturday, 02 November 2013 01:41 PM

    and then?

    Hiran Jayaratne Sunday, 03 November 2013 12:46 PM

    @ Chulan - According to the law you are innocent until proven I think you wouldnt want your name to go on a register for something which is not proven right?

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