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Sabaragamuwa Province Governor President’s Counsel Marshal Perera said it was a disturbing matter that a rape of a woman take place every four hours in Sri Lanka that carries the reputation as the country that produced the first woman prime minister and the first woman president in the world.

Speaking at the opening ceremony of the Textile and Trade Exhibition 2017 organised by the Provincial Minister of Industries he said that schoolgirls were the victims in many instances.

“According to statistics of the Police Department, rape is going on unchecked and it is increasing. A woman is raped every four hours. Much has been talked about and written regarding the protection of women, but it is sad that women are subject to rape so often. Socioeconomic conditions and standards of education should be lifted to save women from this threat. Administrators, economists, religious dignitaries and scholars should put their heads together and workout and effective mechanism to provide adequate safeguards for women,” he said.

Secretary to the Governor Lalith Dodankotuw, Secretary to the Rural Industries Ministry D,M,Malani, Director Industries , Sabaragamuwa Province V.O.L.S. Ratnasena and Asst.Director P.V.A.M.Pahalavithana were present at the occasion.

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  • ceylon Saturday, 07 October 2017 02:12 PM

    first lady pmlady presidentfirget it.they both totaly abondened all other wemen and took care of themselves only.they let other wemen for more sufferings. via DM Android App

    Kumari Saturday, 07 October 2017 02:37 PM

    Maximum punishment should be meted out to rapists. At the same time women should know their limits and avoid bad company.

    Jayantha Saturday, 07 October 2017 02:49 PM

    This is the reality of "the Pearl of Indian Ocean". So called Dhramadveepaya.

    Mohan Sunday, 08 October 2017 06:57 PM

    It is a failure of religious institutes.

    ashan mendis Saturday, 07 October 2017 03:01 PM

    Yes but we do have 2500 years of history

    FOREMOST Saturday, 07 October 2017 03:02 PM

    These crimes should be the "FOREMOST" in the minds of the Sanga who should speak out and correct the wrongdoers

    WORD FOREMOST Sunday, 08 October 2017 11:50 AM

    Usage of FOREMOST is an exclusive term only reserved

    record Saturday, 07 October 2017 03:05 PM

    We seem to be fast approaching to beat Aherca's record

    Sailani Saturday, 07 October 2017 03:06 PM

    Our concerned went on out side of women dress covering the whole body is good bad but we didnt have time to think what is happening inside the dress of the women. via DM Android App

    SALOME Sunday, 08 October 2017 09:02 AM

    Do you mean no dress at all !

    Dress code Saturday, 07 October 2017 03:09 PM

    Modest dress code should be enforced (on females) - and this could (and will) bring down the number of such incidents. Further - as far as possible females need be accompanied by their relations AND not with outsiders..

    Lanki Saturday, 07 October 2017 06:08 PM

    We have a major problem in Sri Lanka. For example in the case of Jaffna Rape and murder victim, Vijeyakala Maheswaran, who is the mother of two girls got involved in releasing a rape accused. Which mother, who has daughters will come forward to release an accused rapist? Still she is continuing in her position in the party and holding her seat in the Parliament. When things like this happen at the top what else can we expect other than rape incidents at this rate?

    ChollaBada Saturday, 07 October 2017 06:37 PM

    Oh! Religious sermons the first thing early in the morning on TV and Radio. The again at night.

    ceylon Saturday, 07 October 2017 06:41 PM

    due to no right punishmentsall crimes increasing.famous criminals publicly living in super luxury mansions wall high as 15 meters.where is the police.where is the law.where is stupid sagala. via DM Android App

    ceylon Saturday, 07 October 2017 06:42 PM

    these are only recorded officialy.un reported are hundreds per hour. via DM Android App

    Gona Saturday, 07 October 2017 07:44 PM

    What has woman PM or president got to do with rape? What do you expect, when prostitution and engaging a prostitute is is an illegal act for an average man, but done freely by high spenders.

    Jegan Saturday, 07 October 2017 08:04 PM

    India is considered the rape capital of the world,where rape and killing of women are part and parcel of Indian culture. What you say is designed to divert world attention away from India.

    Mendis Saturday, 07 October 2017 08:24 PM

    Mr Prsidents Counsel,how many times you have been invited to parties by the Indian High Commission in Sri Lanka? After this speech you would get more invitations.

    Killa Saturday, 07 October 2017 08:30 PM

    Humans are social and sexually active creatures and the so-called culture of modern day SL which shows sex as shameful and gender segregation by social norms result in not knowing how to interact with opposite gender and rapes increases

    Jaffna Man Saturday, 07 October 2017 08:34 PM

    Don't use Statistics from the Police department to insult our country in front of the world. If you are interested collect information from civilian organisations to get to the Truth.

    observer Saturday, 07 October 2017 08:40 PM

    Unbelievable being such a religious country !!

    Lord Wolfstein Sunday, 08 October 2017 05:05 PM

    The high number of rape cases in Sri Lanka is due to the prudent treatment of sexuality in this country. There is neither a comprehensive sexual education at school or in the parents' house.

    KALUSENA Monday, 09 October 2017 01:42 PM

    THERE IS NO SENA S TO PROTEST AGAINST THIS INHUMAN ACT OF VOILENCE. via DM Android App


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