State Minister of Child Affairs Rosy Senanayake said some people were attempting to gain political advantage from the incident where an 18-year-old girl was raped and killed at Punguditivu in Jaffna recently.
Minister Senanayake highlighted the fact that steps must be taken to put a stop to such incidents and said perpetrators should be severely punished so that such cruelties would not happen in the future.
She said the ministry together with Child Protection Authority had organized a candle light vigil at the Independence Square at 5.30 p.m. today to express sympathy and solidarity for the family members of the girl.
“I appeal the people to come with a candle and express your sympathy and solidarity to the bereaved family members of the victim and show our commitment to stop such cruelties in the future,” she said.(Ajith Siriwardana)
Your comment say what a stupid idiot you are! I wish this happens to one of your kith and kin
thakataia Sunday, 24 May 2015 11:20 AM
What about Rajithas sons matter MADAME via DM Android App
Sirilal Ranasinghe Sunday, 24 May 2015 12:13 PM
This is the best time to activate the capital punisdhment
Prem Nath Sunday, 24 May 2015 12:20 PM
Make sure that something emerges out of this vigil and the authorities act to stop this before it snow balls into moreas in India.Otherwise the Vigil will be only a vigil and nothing else.
dilip Sunday, 24 May 2015 12:30 PM
What do you think you are doing, same as everyone else. Trying to gain political millage. This is the present world,specially Srilankan politics.
samfisher007 Sunday, 24 May 2015 12:35 PM
Oh reallyy....What about the girl that a certain ministers son has allegedly taken unlawfully from her parents why have you not defended that girl yet. Whether she left willing or unwilling our social norms dont allow it yet you rosie being a minister of affairs pertaining to children did nothing. I will not applaud your election stunt, nor will I weep for people whos habits come from our big neighbor. BE EQUAL IF YOU CLAIM TO BE WHAT YOU SAY YOU ARE. This yahapalanaya has haulted the countrys progress time to go home.
Prasad Sunday, 24 May 2015 01:21 PM
I live overseas and unable to attend.I wish I could have .But my heart felt condolences to the affected family.Maximum punishment to the men from hell and hope this vigil will unite the country against such barbaric acts in future.
Maya Sunday, 24 May 2015 02:04 PM
See the Cartoon of the day....
dilip Sunday, 24 May 2015 02:41 PM
Ptadeep Sunday, 24 May 2015 06:59 PM
Best move brave srilankan....The man Who are born in a good family never support violent against women , but this case totally a young girl ( Sorry a doughtier/Sister). I am a father to lovely doughtier. I can see the tires in my eyes......
Dr.Raghavan Pathmanathan Sunday, 24 May 2015 08:26 PM
Very touchy move by Honorable Minister. She is doing a great job by proving that all Sri Lankans are from one family.I am truly proud of you Mrs.Rosy
Damsen Sunday, 24 May 2015 11:08 AM
This not a first time that such a rape and killing took place in Sri Lanka. In recent time too a number of such incidences were reported in South. But nobody was bothered to light a candle.Why only this time?
Suresh Sunday, 24 May 2015 08:40 PM
Will do so when this happen in your family dear.
Suresh Sunday, 24 May 2015 08:45 PM
This has nothing to do with Sinhalese learn to be moderate this is an issue because law enforcement authority is not doing there job. Simply boot licking MR for their due
Tom Monday, 25 May 2015 07:05 AM
ya i noticed too, some tiny things are news here but ............still racism
SIVA Monday, 25 May 2015 07:08 AM
Hon Minister! You a great lady to have organised this event
Roy Monday, 25 May 2015 07:09 AM
we know how they behalves three decades
BuffaloaCitizen Monday, 25 May 2015 09:04 AM
Do you think MaRa would have allowed a candle light vigil for Tangalle killing of Britisher? Rathupawela? Katunayake?
AR Monday, 25 May 2015 01:12 PM
Vigil at 5.30pm is care? Do something than merely showing sympathy
rohana1939 Monday, 25 May 2015 03:48 PM
High hopes do you think people will vote for you for this foolish act
Pavithra Monday, 25 May 2015 03:50 PM
i was thinking the same
Mullah Monday, 25 May 2015 04:27 PM
Jefg Sunday, 24 May 2015 07:43 AM
Good job Mrs. Rosi Senanayake
Hiran Gunawardena Saturday, 23 May 2015 11:33 PM
So all these people found an opportunity for bit of publicity. via DM Android App
mahmood Sunday, 24 May 2015 01:19 AM
with great sympathy to the family and request punishment to the criminals ... but I think we are taking this too public and moving away from many important issues and concentrating on this we all know these were rowdy of the Mr regime to this dirty stuff via DM Android App
Alex Pandian Sunday, 24 May 2015 01:30 AM
Good job sister
Magedaragamage Sunday, 24 May 2015 01:36 AM
Madam, you are a great mother to plan such an activity in the memory of this girl who died at the hand of some evil individuals.
Raj Sunday, 24 May 2015 02:49 AM
Sadly there are no serious reporting on this subject in any of the English media in Colombo.
Manel Sunday, 24 May 2015 03:12 AM
This is a good move to show that people in the south care for people in Jaffna and that tragedy should not be used to gain political milage like what MARA is trying to do.
Thilina Sunday, 24 May 2015 05:55 AM
All CD DVD shops should be fully scrutinised to avoid distribution of adults only movies. In the Internet bill its better if the service provider can list down the websites visited. Identify the cause and eliminate it. The situation will improve. via DM Android App
C.K.Lankaputhra Sunday, 24 May 2015 06:06 AM
Thats great my fair lady. Our deepest sypathies for this innocent girl. We also condem the maggots on her dead body.
de silva Sunday, 24 May 2015 06:27 AM
A good move madam.We should have the courage to show the world that we are now in the correct path.
ANTON Sunday, 24 May 2015 07:27 AM
THERE WERE THOUSANDS OF RAPE CASES IN CONNECTION WITH SINHALA GIRLS, WHAT ABOUT THOSE. WHAT DID ROSY DO WITH THE CANDLES ???
Giabao Saturday, 23 May 2015 11:26 PM
what i understand is that this a murder for revenge for some previous case. Why vigil for such things rather than punishing culprits.
Rosy-loyalist Sunday, 24 May 2015 08:26 AM
right person for the right job. sad that womens affairs do not fall under her portfolio. via DM Android App
vignes Sunday, 24 May 2015 08:28 AM
Are you sleeping last couple days?
Sharon Sunday, 24 May 2015 09:11 AM
American style. This is where present government fail. Collect the money spent on candles and give it to the family. It will be much appreciated. Boru Sobana epa madam via DM Android App
ranmala Sunday, 24 May 2015 09:52 AM
Do not have any of the jarapakses anywhere near. They are the ones who corrupted this country
Shamantha Welgama Sunday, 24 May 2015 09:56 AM
Good move, excellent job. We need your kind of people.
manoj Sunday, 24 May 2015 10:15 AM
This is how should we show the world that how the sinhalese society behaves. Not by burning tires and demand vigilante justice, like in the north.
karigalan Sunday, 24 May 2015 10:17 AM
A good job madamSinhalese fighting for Tamils and Tamils fighting for Sinhalese should be the future SLGod bless u all good people
MilkyWay Sunday, 24 May 2015 10:42 AM
These candle light are just a bluff. It is time we all Sri Lankans buckle down and make put together a just and peaceful society. This has to start from Montessori School and all the up. Bring back the glory of the " Pearl of the Indian Ocean". Get the "War Criminal" image off our back.
Senthoo Sunday, 24 May 2015 11:00 AM
Thanks for the great act!!
dilanr Sunday, 24 May 2015 11:11 AM
vignes how stupid u r. least they making an initiative to do a thinf like that. Just dont criticise every thing via DM Android App
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