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23 January 2012 08:53 am - 10     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The National Child Protection Authority (NCPA) is to propose stringent legislations including the death sentence to grave rape and molestation on minors and consider child abuse a non-bailable offence, a senior official of the NCPA said today. 

Chairperson, Anoma Dissanayaka of the NCPA said Sri Lanka has seen a steady increase of violence on minors in the recent times and has to put a break to it before it goes out of hand.

“The NCPA expects to propose to the government to bring laws to pass the death sentence on grave rapes on children and make violence on children a non-bailable offence similar to murder,” Mrs. Dissanayakasa said.

Child rape is considered normal rape under the existing law and liable for 20 years of imprisonment. The punishments have to be further enhanced if the violence on children is to be abated and the perpetrators get the right message, Mrs. Dussanayaka stressed.  (Sandun A. Jayasekera)

  Comments - 10

  • kan Monday, 23 January 2012 09:24 AM

    Law is used after committing an offense, what about before it? Law can not change or improve mentality of a person who is going to commit an offense. It is good and sound education in schools , colleges, universities which can produce good citizens. Neglect education , and produce more and more criminals.

    scrap_metal Monday, 23 January 2012 09:22 AM

    FINALLY !!!!

    Minister Monday, 23 January 2012 09:30 AM

    Excellent! But make sure that the lsw is implement regardless of political affiliations!

    Amdan Monday, 23 January 2012 09:31 AM

    What is the use of the Death Penalty if it is not implemented in the 1st place? The country law has become a joke!!! Let us practice what is in the books. Then the crime rate will come down. otherwise dont have these death penalty only for books!!! Where has the country has gone in terms of morals? War has ended but the lawlessness has increased more than before. Some wonder it would have been better with the war in place...

    Trualf Monday, 23 January 2012 09:32 AM

    "Excellent", Excellent Law to protect out future Generations.

    prageeth Monday, 23 January 2012 09:45 AM

    Good move...should have done decades ago!!

    Also adopt some laws to standardized SL TV stations. most of them are destroying minors' mind by airing time wasting pathetic programs. this has done over many years now, silently..

    Nodrog Monday, 23 January 2012 10:03 AM

    The person/child who has been raped will be traumatized for the rest of their lives but the rapist will walk free after a few years, if the case ever goes to court. Yet to see a rapist suffer the ultimate punishment.

    mahinda amarasinghe Tuesday, 24 January 2012 12:25 AM

    Child rapist and other violent criminals should be given corporal punishment on top of jail sentence like in other Arab and Asian countries. why not try that for few years and see.

    mahinda amarasinghe Tuesday, 24 January 2012 12:27 AM

    Child rapists and other violent criminals should be given corporal punishment on top of the normal jail sentence.

    Tin Tin Tuesday, 21 February 2012 01:58 AM

    Will the politicians & their henchmen come under these laws?

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