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By Dilini Algama

The police are investigating the possibility of a racket to send children overseas following the discovery of an abducted child from Marawila today.

Police say they are looking for more suspects who may have been involved in the abduction in order to investigate if there is a racket to smuggle children out of the country.

Two and a half year old Senuthi Maapalagama was rescued by the police in Marawila today after she was abducted from the Kelaniya Temple on Sunday.

According to the police, the looks of the child had been altered by her kidnappers, in a possible attempt to smuggle her overseas. (Daily Mirror online)


  Comments - 31

  • Tuesday, 11 May 2010 02:28 PM

    Glad to see the girl reunited with her parents. SL Police have done a good job this time keep it up and SL public are expecting good things from Police like the this one. well done keep it up.

    Thanks SL Police.

    Wednesday, 12 May 2010 07:35 AM

    Dont jump the gun!

    Wednesday, 12 May 2010 06:31 AM

    we should implement the laws which are active in Arab Countries for better SL. Its the death penalty to minimize the soaring number of crimes. Hats off to the people who tried their best to locate this innocent child.

    Wednesday, 12 May 2010 06:12 AM

    thank god for media!

    Wednesday, 12 May 2010 05:35 AM

    Dear Dulanji you are 100 % correct I agree with you Only we have to appreciate the media and the neighbor. no one thanked the neighbor so far. police didn't go behind them, the neighbor's only brought them to police.

    Wednesday, 12 May 2010 05:13 AM

    3 cheers to Swarnavahini for an excellent job. Hat's off to Swarnavahini & Sirasa who are doing an enomous service to eradicate crime & abductions out of this country. Keep up the good work guy's.

    Wednesday, 12 May 2010 04:34 AM

    More than the police the media really played a vital part in order to alert general public!

    Wednesday, 12 May 2010 04:28 AM

    Yes police will apprehend the culprits, then negotiations under the table will release them on bail, that's why these things will never come to an end! It is high time people take immediate action punishing such elements then and there!

    Wednesday, 12 May 2010 04:18 AM

    I am sure this is an eye opener for all the parents for taking extra care of their kids. It is heartening to know that there are people who care about others. Hats off to the three wheeler diver for his wise and caring act.


    Wednesday, 12 May 2010 03:39 AM

    Sheer carelessness of the parents. Nevertheless, seems an organised racket. Give them lashes in open court

    Tuesday, 11 May 2010 10:16 PM

    A sound warning to parents: "NEVER, EVER, TAKE YOUR EYES AWAY FROM YOUR CHILD"!

    Tuesday, 11 May 2010 05:00 PM

    What about many ransom kidnappings by EPDP in north and Pillayaan gang in east?
    Culprits are still at large.

    Tuesday, 11 May 2010 04:50 PM

    Not the Police .. thanks to the media. And the neighbor who took the child and the woman to the Marawila Police.

    Tuesday, 11 May 2010 04:34 PM

    This Police Officer must be directely promoted to the rank of I.G.P.

    Tuesday, 11 May 2010 03:04 PM

    Well done Police...........
    Good speedy work.

    Tuesday, 11 May 2010 02:48 PM

    Finally some great work done by police. Now it is upto the legal system.

    Tuesday, 11 May 2010 11:43 AM

    dont waste time just hang the abducters.....saudi law is best suits sril lanka!!!!

    Tuesday, 11 May 2010 02:21 PM

    dilo neXgen - Your suggestion is to hang the abductors. There was no murder committed. We do not need go backwards. There are appropriate punishments for this crime. Hanging is not one of them. This is not a daily occurrence to re-write new laws. There are laws to punish the abductors if found guilty.

    Tuesday, 11 May 2010 02:16 PM

    Shace-UK - We are not a theocracy, we do not need primitive laws as in KSA to take over the enlightened laws we already have to punish the perpetrators.

    Tuesday, 11 May 2010 02:06 PM

    This is the most horrendous, all-time low of our society. Our children can't go to temple without the risk of being kidnapped and sold abroad as sex-slaves and servants. Look at this child How can anyone even think of doing this to a pure, innocent toddler? Our clergy - buddhist, christian and others are to blame. If they stopped pointing fingers at each other, stopped engaging in politics and do their mission of reaching out to poor families and teaching them their religion at a personal level, our society wouldn't have come to this.

    Tuesday, 11 May 2010 01:19 PM

    Great job done by srilanken police , pls keep it up the same momentum.

    Tuesday, 11 May 2010 01:15 PM

    Salute to the Police offices founding the girl unhurt, meantime please try find missing journalist Ekneliyagoda too

    Tuesday, 11 May 2010 12:58 PM

    smugglers of children must be given death sentence.

    Tuesday, 11 May 2010 12:57 PM

    Hope missing journalist from Lanka e news also will be found

    Tuesday, 11 May 2010 12:49 PM

    yes give them a maximum punishment

    Tuesday, 11 May 2010 12:46 PM

    Well done SL Police. Please don’t hesitate to take the whip out to the abductors

    Tuesday, 11 May 2010 12:38 PM

    SL Police well done!

    Tuesday, 11 May 2010 12:32 PM

    Should be punished severly. No rooms should be given to Child racketers and abusers.

    Tuesday, 11 May 2010 12:05 PM

    very sad to hear that they have started to smuggle small kids overseas. Sri Lanka is becoming Worse and Worse day by day. all this is cause the Law of SL is not strong enough. If the president Hon. Mahinda Rajapaksa could Impose a thorough punishment on these culprits it would be a great lesson for everyone. or else these culprits will be out again without any punishment.

    Tuesday, 11 May 2010 11:58 AM

    Hang the abductors in public!!!!!
    SL law may not allow hanging but it is high time to re write the law.if not there will be a time which our sons and daughters may not got to the temple....!!!!!!
    protect the next genaration!!!

    Tuesday, 11 May 2010 11:46 AM

    If the kidnappers have whisked the child off to Marawila and even altered the looks of the child this could not be a "one off" incident. There is obviously an organized gang operating. Go for them Police, and let the judges give maximum punishment who ever the offenders may be and whatever high connections they might have.

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