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Over 17,000 child pornography clips uploaded to cyberspace from SL within 40 days

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  • A special unit was established at the Police Women’s and Children’s Bureau in Colombo last month

By Darshana Sanjeewa Balasuriya   

More than 17,000 video clips and photographs related to child pornography have been uploaded to cyberspace from Sri Lanka through various devices since June 17 to July 28 this year, it is reported.    

In addition, modern technology had been utilised to identify the people or parties that upload video clips and photos related to child pornography.   

“Accordingly, since June 17 to July 28, 2021, 17,629 video clips and photographs have been uploaded to cyberspace from laptops, desktops, mobile phones and tabs in Sri Lanka,” the spokesman said.   “The CID and Children and Women’s Bureau are jointly conducting a special investigation into the criminal activities involving children. It is a punishable offence under the Law of this country if a person is found circulating child pornographic video clips and photos. We have deployed special police teams to trace those criminals who upload them and also to trace those who share such pornographic material with others,” SDIG Rohana said.