As reports of child sexual abuse feature in our newsfeeds from across the country with regular and horrifying frequency, it is evident that Sri Lanka is facing a nationwide crisis of child abuse. According to the statistics, there is a drastic increase in the number of cases reported. One can imagine how many more go unreported.
Laws are in place and departments and ministries are established to protect Sri Lankan children. Then, why have we failed to protect our children?
A recent Special Audit Report has revealed that the increase of child abuse cases in Sri Lanka was the result of numerous failures on the part of the National Child Protection Authority (NCPA), the main authority responsible for child protection in the country.
"All children have the right to protection. They have the right to survive, to be safe, to belong, to be heard, to receive adequate care and to grow up in a protective environment"
Prem Nalin Friday, 21 August 2020 07:22 AM
From Darkness to Light: OSHO Ch: 3 - Help Your Child-Protect Him From Yourself osho.com/Library/Books ( Understand the root causes of ALL sexual perversions )
ChanakaJ Friday, 21 August 2020 02:13 PM
Perhaps the former minister of child welfare should have paid attention to this matter, instead of focusing on her admiration for the LTTE!
Jeeves Friday, 21 August 2020 02:18 PM
Sad, but insightful article on the plight of our children; the future of Sri Lanka. Time for all Sri Lankans to be vigilant and speak out! Their welfare is OUR COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY!
Peshala Jayarathne Bandara Friday, 21 August 2020 03:28 PM
It can be eradicated through the education system.
sacre blieu Friday, 21 August 2020 05:12 PM
So, where is the justice for the victims .whose lives maybe impaired for ever. These scoundrels should be drowned without hesitation and any obstruction should be prevented from any quarter. Some politicians are also involved.
Poonana Saturday, 22 August 2020 06:08 AM
What is the role of parental negligence in all these cases? Wade into the society and you will know.
Jesus Saturday, 22 August 2020 08:50 AM
Most of them are Buddhist and Buddhist monks who pray from the white temple
Prem Nalin Saturday, 22 August 2020 09:39 AM
For God's, sake Read
sokrates Saturday, 22 August 2020 10:22 AM
The number in the statistics can be doubled if one counts the hundreds of sexual abuse of young boys in Buddhist temples every day. It would be so easy to put an end to these orange child molesters. It only takes qualified special units consisting of doctors, psychologists, child protection workers and police officers who travel from temple to temple and interview and examine the boys. But that is probably not what the government wants.
SO BE IT Saturday, 22 August 2020 10:54 AM
Laws should be made strict and severe punishment should be meted out to anyone with regard to child abuse. Cases should not be dragged - immediate measures should be taken
ranjit Saturday, 22 August 2020 05:05 PM
#ChanakaJ, child abuse was happening even before the last government as you can see from the above chart who was in power in 2011. Stop this tunnel view comment and look at the whole picture. Our country is still backward as people blame the others and not them for the fault in this country. Country will not progress still we stop this mentality. I hope DM will publish this for others to read .
Silva Saturday, 22 August 2020 06:31 PM
1.Each complaint to school, police or other authorities has to be taken serious. The NCPA has to follow up immediately and bring the official persons to court which neglecting the complaints. A sentence of minimum 5 years should be given for neglecting or worst, keeping it under the carpet. 2. Is the offender identified, he has to get his judgement speedily. 3. The judgement for rape and child molesters should be the death penalty.
Kamal Gamage Saturday, 22 August 2020 10:25 PM
The main reason is impunity. The politicians get involve and protect wrongdoers. So the cussed ones behave as if they like it, because they know there are ones to protect them. So I do not see an end or improvement. Fathers Mothers will have to be extremely careful of their children.
Dilani Sunday, 23 August 2020 10:46 AM
Government should bring new laws to penalize the culprits such as death penalty.
Prem Nalin Wednesday, 26 August 2020 08:22 AM
Always look at the ROOT CAUSE
Shirani Bandara Thursday, 27 August 2020 11:22 AM
We have a big problems in temple and Aramaya sites. We cannot talk too much if we open the mouth we become the victims . Senior Sangha Saba should sort out internally before it goes out of control.
S Lankapriya Wednesday, 02 September 2020 09:50 AM
වැටත් නියරත් ගොයම් කානම් කාට පවසම් ඒ අමාරුව ?
M. Shakir Azeez Thursday, 03 September 2020 09:25 PM
No one focusing this issue. Not bothered at all.But has a mighty Hurry to get the bill passed for marriage law.
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