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UNP MP Rosy Senanayake said that sexual abuse against women and children have now reached epidemic proportions

“ child rape, and sexual abuse against females have reached epidemic proportions, a woman, a student and not even a four year old toddler is spared by these creatures who take sexual pleasure in abusing them” she said.

Senanayake speaking at a joint press conference organized by ‘Women for Women’, together with representatives of many other womens rights groups said that the government has to take full responsibility for the current surge in sexual offences.

“Year after year this rate has increased and not decreased, a parent can’t leave for work without the child being abused. What has the government done to prevent this from happening? people only talk about the reported crime rates but what about those unreported due to social pressure?” she asked.

A joint protest is scheduled to be held by all womens rights groups on Friday at 2 PM at the Lipton Circus. Representatives present at the conference urged all members of civil society to participate in the protest. ( Hafeel Farisz& Jayashika Padmasiri)  (Pix by Krishan Shashika)




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  • Nodrog Friday, 20 July 2012 03:47 AM

    There has to be a sustained effort and focus on this issue and harsh punishment for the offenders otherwise the cruelty will continue.

    Aney Machang Thursday, 19 July 2012 01:05 PM

    Yes a head of the Dengue epidemic!

    Harry Saturday, 21 July 2012 06:14 AM

    With all due respect to you Madam.....you still looking beautiful as ever.

    Glad to see we have some good and honest politicians like you.

    Unless we bring Islamic Laws...these Woman abusing acts will not reduce.

    Katta Kuvera Thursday, 19 July 2012 01:36 PM

    Yes, she knows best.

    Ranjith Thursday, 19 July 2012 01:50 PM

    We are so close to so called Asia's wonder.................

    Sathis Jayaweera Thursday, 19 July 2012 01:52 PM

    Why the first day of Sri Lanka silent , She has to take a leadership such a event

    Vas Friday, 20 July 2012 04:03 AM

    If the law and order is in the hands of corrupt leadership judiciary etc is the main reason for the increase in rape.

    IBNUABOO Thursday, 19 July 2012 02:43 PM

    the rapist criminals who are arrested should be injected with any vaccine that cause no erection all his life

    Lal.Fernando. Friday, 20 July 2012 10:12 PM

    The culture os Sri Lanka has vanished.There is no respect for any one.When people do not have respect for them selves what do you expect.Some of our politicians do not help either.They are not good roll models to people of this country.We will have to start from the very begining to educate and respect each other.

    Kate Friday, 20 July 2012 05:10 AM

    Politicians will wake up only if one of their daughters/sisters or mother or wife is raped until then they will sleep. Its a good thing that you "Rosy " has taken the initiative to do something about this. The punishment should be public or death penalty imposed. If one is hanged or put on the electric chair then the fear will spread. The judiciary is also to blame for not taken the strongest action possible.

    mail_guy Friday, 20 July 2012 05:35 AM

    I'm very sorry about these women's husbands.

    lankaman Friday, 20 July 2012 05:24 AM

    what else can you expect when perverted rulers and their kids lead the way?

    Hasthi Saturday, 21 July 2012 12:13 AM

    Whether she is a hypocrite or not, we have a real big problem at hand. May the non-hypocries take the lead with a pledge: fight unto death to eradicate this menance.

    Polonnaru Friday, 20 July 2012 06:25 AM

    Oh Please. Such hypocrisy. So a beauty pageant is not an exploitation of women? Get real. This is not a political thing for you to tell us the government is at fault. This is a social issue. Be true to yourself. If you were really interested in protecting women do social work and not political scapegoating. By your messed-up logic its your god who is responsible as he created EVERYTHING. Oh yeah and the bible loves women. Hypocrite!

    raaj Thursday, 19 July 2012 05:53 PM

    is that IPAD 2 or IPAD new??

    Welusumana Thursday, 19 July 2012 08:02 PM

    Well done Rosy. We need someone to take the lead leaving aside political difference. We are fastly heading to become a state of sexual predators and unless urgent action is taken we as a society will pay for this menace. The politicians will not wake up unless someone kick them from behind. Yes...it is right move at the right time.

    Voiska Friday, 20 July 2012 07:01 AM

    A sensible comment after a long time

    Citizen Thursday, 19 July 2012 11:06 PM

    We all see that but what is been done?

    Nari Sabry Friday, 20 July 2012 08:11 AM

    Who was responsible for spreading it?

    Em Friday, 20 July 2012 01:07 AM

    Outcome of banning pornographic content media suchas websites, magazines & raids on boutiques.

    gamarala Friday, 20 July 2012 01:18 AM

    api wenuwen api ...

    ruvin_r Thursday, 19 July 2012 11:02 AM

    When low grade politicians set the example and are not punished by the police and legal system and get away scot free due to meddling by other politicians what do people expect?

    Sylvia de Silva Thursday, 19 July 2012 11:03 AM

    Completely and utterly true.

    MS Thursday, 19 July 2012 11:17 AM

    Great! you all should come out and protect People's rights

    krishan canagasabey Friday, 20 July 2012 08:31 AM

    Its actually worse than low grade, more like thugs and yakoo's from the watta, if they are not both they will not be strong enough or will get shot by the other ones in the parliment

    Adam Thursday, 19 July 2012 11:13 AM

    Its not an epidemic, but it has sadly become the culture.

    darrel Saturday, 21 July 2012 04:08 AM

    pointing finger to a party/group won't resolve this issue. all citizens should take responsibility for these by way of following ways (few),
    1) how the females dresses
    2) punishment available in the country
    3) though people called themselves very irreligious, by action they are not.

    john Thursday, 19 July 2012 11:20 AM

    Protest and do what? Must give these creatures the death sentence, that will reduce it

    Professor Hemantha W Friday, 20 July 2012 01:49 AM

    So true

    darrel Saturday, 21 July 2012 04:18 AM

    what do not know what rosy is doing , but these things were happening earlier as well , but these so call ladies should have come forward at those times. anyway all of us (all citizens ) responsible of these

    CW Thursday, 19 July 2012 11:42 AM

    Just woke up?

    Asaranakolla Friday, 20 July 2012 02:44 AM

    What happend to UPFA ladies, are there mouths shut down!!!

    Corey Saturday, 21 July 2012 04:58 AM

    Why? Because you're some sexist stone age pig straight from the Koran?

    Lak Saturday, 21 July 2012 05:00 AM

    A beauty pageant empowers women and teaches them that how they take care of themselves and make their own decisions, is more important for their self esteem than how they are viewed/owned by a man telling her what to do. Beauty pageants offer international opportunity and economic benefits, not to mention the means to be a leader of women. Stop having such a backward attitude men.

    l.b Vithana Friday, 20 July 2012 03:34 AM

    Why they are very silent about sending our Girls & mothers to Middle east. it is a shame to our country "House maids"


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