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Laws in the offing to institute raping of male children as criminal offense

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Colombo, Jan. 25 (Daily Mirror)- The government is in the process of introducing amendments to the Penal Code to institute raping of male children as a criminal offense, amend laws on constitutional rape of females mentioned in the Penal Code and to correct the shortcomings in the law of raping of females.

Approval has already been granted by the Cabinet at the meetings held on 18.01.2021 and 28.06.2021 to introduce amendments to the Penal Code to amend laws on constitutional rape of females mentioned in the Penal Code, to correct shortcomings in the law of raping of females and to institute raping of male children as a criminal offense.

Accordingly, the Legal Draftsman has formulated the draft bill and the clearance of the Attorney General has also been granted.

The Cabinet approved a proposal by the Minister of Justice, Prison Affairs and Constitutional Reforms to publish the said draft bill in the Government gazette notification and submit the same to Parliament to obtain its concurrence.


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  • Kandiah Balendran Thursday, 25 January 2024 07:14 PM

    Sajith and Samagi Jolly Boys have to be careful.

    Kabir Hashim Thursday, 25 January 2024 07:16 PM

    Sumanthiran is going to be in a lot of trouble.

    Modaya Thursday, 25 January 2024 07:28 PM

    Alas!! if so, all 225 will suffer prosecution, first.

    Citizen silva Thursday, 25 January 2024 07:50 PM

    First offenderes will be in the UNP

    Rip Winkle Thursday, 25 January 2024 08:17 PM

    And all this time it was legal???

    Roisin Thursday, 25 January 2024 10:55 PM

    That was my first thought too.

    Jeanne Friday, 26 January 2024 08:06 AM

    Exactly. Each day brings more horrifying news be it moral, political or social. We are going downhill on a banana skin. But then, no surprise as we have been on dodgy brakes since the 1990s and Premadasa's so-called "people" power regime.

    Punchi Friday, 26 January 2024 07:19 AM

    This is the favourite no cost pastime of most of our men folk, now what activity can compensate for this ? Also How are our monks going to entertain themselves

    Jude Friday, 26 January 2024 07:59 AM

    The laws in SL outdated, new laws not drafted coz the politicians are the biggest culprits,!!

    Jeanne Friday, 26 January 2024 08:04 AM

    Rape is RAPE. Why differentiate between genders? Disgraceful to learn that male children have not been protected all this time.

    Venus Ninayagaratnam Saturday, 27 January 2024 08:09 AM

    the butterflies in power don't want to see the numbers decrease in their club - King Samanala

    Mohmaed Mustafa Friday, 26 January 2024 11:34 AM

    please amend MDA 1951 Act ( Sharia LAW - Gu Baldi Law) praticed by Muslims and supported by leading Muslim leaders - No provision to accuse rape and male rape by fathers - if victim goes to civil court - judges chased them back and say go to your leaders

    S.K Kumara Sunday, 28 January 2024 04:39 AM

    What about the UNP butterfly brigade ? with these amendments they can be in the hot water.


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