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1,637 rape cases reported in 2011: Police

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An increase in statutory rape cases have been reported in the country, the police said yesterday. Police spokesman SP Ajith Rohana said that they have detected an increase in statutory rape cases this year when compared with previous years.

Statutory rape is when a person engages in sex with consent or without consent of an underage person.

SP Rohana said girls between the ages of 13 and 16 are especially vulnerable and are party to these cases.

“There is a moral obligation with all the stake holders in society to prevent such unfortunate incidents. The police are doing their part and up to now we have solved 1,400 rape cases having arrested all the suspects involved in these cases,” he said. 

There should be awareness in society to curtail these incidents. The highest number of incidents was reported in the Western Province followed by the North Central Province, Sabaragamuwa Province and in the Southern Province.

“These underage girls should be taught about the consequences of their behaviour. Also the parents and their children should have a strong relationship,” he added.

A total of 1,637 rape cases had been reported to the police during this year, the police said. (Supun Dias)

  Comments - 18

  • A W Abdulkany Thursday, 29 December 2011 06:38 AM

    Crime and Deviant behaviour are part of any society in the world. This are warning signs that something is seriously wrong in the society. Poverty, Inability to live a fuitful, normal lives are some of the reasons for this kind of behaviour. The Social Department has a bigger role to play in the community. High time the Minister orders a social research to find out - what is a miss. If not contain early - this will be threat to the peace and harmony of the society. If a National fails to dignify and honour women - that national will collapse. Punishment and legal actions are answers to the problems. BUT WHAT IS THE SOLUTION.

    Shamil Wednesday, 04 January 2012 02:05 AM

    your reasoning sounds moronic

    Shani Saturday, 31 December 2011 04:06 PM

    This is the tip of the iceberg! SL has to start afresh by getting rid of existing politians in power and all sidedkicks thinking they rule the country. The country is going to the DOGS!

    xlntgson Friday, 30 December 2011 03:44 PM

    Dysentery and loin cloth are not illegal, how many of them date rapes?

    chulan Thursday, 29 December 2011 05:14 PM

    Best solution is to bring Capital punishment, but no govt will bring this since their supporters will be the first in the list

    Kenny_G Thursday, 29 December 2011 08:53 AM

    That's like allowing the fox to look after the chicken

    raj Thursday, 29 December 2011 08:26 AM

    On the average it is nearly 5 cases per day!!!!!!!
    Is this a reflection of the society and what has legislators done to address the malaise????

    Sasha Thursday, 29 December 2011 07:09 AM

    Education & awareness and also proper Law enforsement will put an end to this crime.

    achtung Thursday, 29 December 2011 06:46 AM

    very very true.

    Kenny_G Thursday, 29 December 2011 01:48 AM

    I think banning porn sites is one reason for the increase

    TMA Thursday, 29 December 2011 05:58 AM

    Ur comment reminded me of a Sinhala Proverb. 'Atheesareta amude gahuva vage'

    kan Thursday, 29 December 2011 05:57 AM

    Introduce capital punishment and they should be executed publicly as deterrent to would-be rapists.

    Anil Thursday, 29 December 2011 05:51 AM


    TMA Thursday, 29 December 2011 05:13 AM

    This is a lie from the West. How is this possible after blocking the pornsites & raiding brothels

    klk Thursday, 29 December 2011 03:42 AM

    That's 1637 lives made miserable.

    lokubanda Thursday, 29 December 2011 03:29 AM

    It is no strange when a politician tried to rape a europian rourist and killed her companion and fatally injuring her.

    meranchim Thursday, 29 December 2011 03:17 AM

    now in doge culture in progress in sri lanka must teach the people to use alternative procedure to controle this problem ....i

    azath Thursday, 29 December 2011 02:05 AM

    Reduce the age limit for legal marriage, the age limit set by the government is arbitrary

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