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Another British Woman Raped But Police States Incident Not Reported

A 20 year-old British female touring in Sri Lanka has been raped in the Kuda Kalli area in Arugam Bay, local media has reported. However, the Police Spokesman’s Office states that so far, the incident has not been reported to the Police.

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According to LankaCNews – a news website run by government Minister Wimal Weerawansa, the woman had been walking along Kuda Kalli beach in Potuwil, Arugam Bay when she had been attacked and raped. She is presently receiving treatments at the Ampara hospital.

Although media reports state she has lodged a complaint with the Police and no one has been arrested as of yet, Police Spokesman’s Office stated that no such complaint has been lodged with the Potuwil Police.

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    Another British Woman Raped But Police States Incident Not Reported

    “According to LankaCNews – a news website run by government Minister Wimal Weerawansa, the woman had been walking along Kuda Kalli beach in Potuwil, Arugam Bay when she had been attacked and raped. She is presently receiving treatments at the Ampara hospital.”

    So, what percentage of Rapes are reported in Lanka, the Land of Mative Veddah?

    Was the rape by a politician or their goons or Shills?

    Welcome to Dhamma Deepaya of Para-Monk Majhanama?

    Is it Dhamma Deepaya or H***** Depaya?

    Need Saudi Law Chop the Head off or or send a pike through the Arse…

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      Sri Lankan police are very clever they can identify self inflicted injury. They say nothing reported yet …I am sure their investigation will reveal that this is a self inflicted rape

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      Amarasiri,

      why cant the authorities go against whole sale drug traffickers and rapists in this country if they are honest to them and the nation ?

      Malaysians would impose death penatly if they found anyone with a few grams of heroine.

      But the island governed by Rajapakshe social scum seems be doing nothing enough to go against drug dealers why ?

      If the future is on the hand of the young generations, why to promote drug trafficking .. to the magnitude that Rajapakshes have been on?

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    Who told that the girl was attacked, actually she forced those men. Even they can proof in the courts-it is not west, it is srilanka-zero casuality country and in subrahama university student made injuries to himself- not possible in any other country.

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      aLL these are the Rajapakshe chinthanaya -vision.

      [Edited out] will get punished before long – this becoming the common wish of the majority of the country before long. THs is crytal clear

      At the time, British tourist murdrered, had those criminals been sent to life imprisionment – todays criminals would have got shocked not to go for raping.. b ut [Edited out] in power today have no care though trying to cuddle any baby coming across him-MR…
      Premadasa was hated by many – but today, even if the wives, females children or anyone even fi they face rapes in the country to a speed of light velocity – nothing to react against.. is thanks to the magical powers of Rajapakshes.

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    Police Spokesman

    “However, the Police Spokesman’s Office states that so far, the incident has not been reported to the Police.”

    She didn’t report the incident to police because she raped herself.

    Women are raped all over the world every second of the day, for example USA, India,Pakistan, …………

    What is the big fuss about it when rapes take place in Sri Lanka?

    Abhaya, Banda, Ramu, Navin, trishu, Thresa, sach, Thonda, mechanic, …… over to you.

    Do you think we must encourage the men of this island to rape more woman and children and not less, because we are in a competition with rest of the world ?

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      //Abhaya, Banda, Ramu, Navin, trishu, Thresa, sach, Thonda, mechanic, …… over to you. //

      These guys are dummy pieces! They are keyboard warriors, who would NEVER let their women walk along those places, never let those women near Namal, Sanath and the likes. Oops, who knows, some are known to sell their wives to be in the good books of the powerful….

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      “She didn’t report the incident to police because she raped herself”

      Native you have revealed a top secret related to National Security. be careful you might get a call from TID asking the source of your information.

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        Lapatiya

        Please find a foreign NGO which is willing to provide funds for the Air Lines carrying women passengers to this island, so that the airlines could use those funds to buy and distribute chastity belts to women before they disembark.

        Make it compulsory for the Airlines to carry enough stock if the destination is Sri Lanka.

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          You Are Wrong;

          They are the Same person / Agency Employed by Hothambya & co to Comment on blogs on behalf of ruling clan,
          are So called Patriots for their cause, [ Paid by Hothmbaya’s Pocket] My Axxx.
          They Do not have wives but use to purchase temp wives.

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          They should not worry as Government already Imported chastity belts for the use of Jarpassa ruling Clan And Supporting goons Like Police Sporkl man, Ghandasarsa, rajapol, Hadda ;;;; .

          BUT THEY are wearing Otherway around.to safe guard hindquarters.

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    Dont get worked up. Put matters in perspective. In 2008 the US had about 90,000 rapes reported plus 216,000 rapes in prison.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rape_statistics

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      JUST bcoz rapes happen in US, including in prison and in other countries, does it mean we in SL should turn a blind eye? would u like ur mom, sis cousin, aunt or a relative to be raped? you have the nerve to even copy paste a link to stats of such an inhuman act.. SHAME ON YOU…

      Just coz she is a brit doesn’t mean she should or could be raped… SHE IS A HUMAN BEING TOO….

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        Who says Sri Lanka should turn a blind eye?
        It is amazing how separatists want Sri Lanka to be squeaky clean on everything, like the Vatican!
        Sorry, my mistake, even the Vatican has its own share of sexual crimes.

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        Snowden, I wrote ‘Put matters in perspective’ not ‘turn a blind eye.’ All rapists should be prosecuted.

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      incest breed.!

      \☻/SBSP \☻/

      sinhala buddhist shit people.! cannibals.!

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      paul

      “Dont get worked up. Put matters in perspective. In 2008 the US had about 90,000 rapes reported plus 216,000 rapes in prison.”

      Thanks for your information.

      When do you think this island will achieve parity with USA? How hard do you think our men need to work on this world class competition?

      Motivate the men, state should involved itself in this project. We can make it to the top. Get moving.

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        Vedda,
        Why are you lowering your self by writing this kind of meaningless responses? You need to grow up!

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          You seem to be doing your as has been always.

          Your valuable inputs to this page ? NV and the few are gems if compared to your beings.

          Go on licking mode, I have no doubt Raja will be out soon. All deyyos should work on driving away the Rajaas and their families to the very same manner as Gadafi found on a drain.

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          Sihala Boru,
          Get your own male chastity belt from the incest breed.
          `biscuit buff syndicate` in the USA [Used Sanitary Agents].

          Uncle Sam wont bat an eyelid.

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        Native, Lapitiya etc. Don’t get worked up. All rapists should be prosecuted. The numbers in Sri Lanka are small compared to other nations even if you take into account the difference in population. Have I made myself clear? All rapists should be prosecuted.

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          paul

          “The numbers in Sri Lanka are small compared to other nations even if you take into account the difference in population.”

          Are you one of them?

          What has rape statistics in other countries got to with this island. Is there a Linear relationships between number of rapes carried out in this country and abroad?

          We are discussing about those morons whose willy works faster than their brain. Is it a competition between foreigners and islanders?

          Grow up.

          Read the following news item, a warning for the women folks:

          Rapes surge in Sri Lanka amid weak laws

          Incidents of rape have increased 20 percent in last two years as current law fails to criminalise domestic sex attacks.

          Dinouk ColombageLast updated: 17 Aug 2014 11:31

          Colombo, Sri Lanka – Recent allegations that a naval officer in the northern city of Jaffna raped an 11-year-old girl have cast a spotlight on the growing problem of sexual violence in Sri Lanka.
          According to police statistics, incidents of rape have increased by nearly 20 percent in the last two years, with 4,393 cases registered during 2012-2014 as compared to 3,624 in 2010-2012.
          In the Jaffna case, police confirmed they had apprehended and brought before the courts a suspect attached to the navy, but refused to comment further.

          “While this particular case has received significant media attention, thousands of others do not,” said professor Savithri Fernando, who counsels victims of sexual abuse.

          “Sexual abuse is rampant,” she told Al Jazeera citing the Asian Human Rights Council research on rape in the island nation.
          Preethi (name changed) said she was raped while working in a garment factory in the capital, Colombo. A few male supervisors at the factory treated the mostly female staff as “personal attendants”, she told Al Jazeera, adding that the verbal abuse led her to lodge a formal complaint with factory authorities.
          “An inquiry was held, but many women employees refused to comment against these men. Finally they decided to transfer me to another section,” she said.

          “It was a week later that two of the men who I had lodged a complaint against raped me,” she told Al Jazeera. Preethi said she was afraid to report the incident for fear of losing her job, although she left the factory several months later.

          “I am in search of new work, but I am afraid to take a job at another garment factory. There is no protection for women,” she said. “I was not the first to be raped and I am scared that it will happen again.”

          Buddhika Fernando, manager of the Star Clothes Merchants where Preethi worked, told Al Jazeera that it was an internal matter and “was dealt with”, refusing to comment further.

          Poor conviction rates

          According to a 2013 UN Survey, which explored violence against women throughout the Asia-Pacific region, nearly 15 percent of Sri Lankan men said they had committed rape. Of those, 65 percent said they had done so on more than one occasion. But of all the men surveyed, only five percent said they had been arrested and jailed for their crimes.

          Accoding to article 365 of the country’s penal code, those found guilty of grave sexual abuse can face rigorous imprisonment. Perpetrators can be jailed for up to 20 years and must pay compensation to the victim.

          “Cultural norms in Sri Lanka have contributed to the unwillingness of sexual-abuse victims to report these crimes,” said Fernando, who teaches at the University of Colombo. “Very often, a woman will be shunned by her local community when they learn of such an act,” she said. “If a woman is unmarried, it will be near impossible for her to find a husband if it becomes public knowledge.”

          Very often, a woman will be shunned by her local community when they learn of such an act. If a woman is unmarried, it will be near impossible for her to find a husband if it becomes public knowledge.

          – Savithri Fernando, a counsellor for sexual abuse victims

          Weak laws

          Police spokesperson, Ajith Rohana, told Al Jazeera that police have established a children’s and women’s bureau to investigate acts of sexual violence. He could not confirm the frequency of rapes in Sri Lanka, but noted: “Any time a rape is reported, we immediately investigate and arrest the perpetrators, who will then be produced before the courts.”

          Fernando says existing laws in the country have encouraged domestic sexual violence, noting it is not illegal in Sri Lanka for a person to rape their spouse.

          Many rapes in the country occur between spouses, leaving the victims with no legal protection, she said.The penal code in Sri Lanka only criminalises marital rape if the wife and husband are legally separated. Otherwise it is not recognised as a crime.
          One woman who spoke to Al Jazeera on condition of anonymity said she was raped by her husband, a part-time labourer, on several occasions.

          “Our finances are tight and often he resorts to alcohol when he cannot find work. When he is drunk he attacks me,” she said.
          “I must now either divorce him or endure this, [but] if I divorce my husband I will be forced to leave my home… I have little work here and do not think I can get any elsewhere.”

          In April, Sri Lanka’s Minister for Child Development and Women’s Affairs, Tissa Karalliyadda, proposed that a rapist be bound by law to marry their victim, provided the victim consented in court. Karalliyadda told Al Jazeera that this would “discourage perpetrators from such acts, and of course the victim had the option to refuse to marry”.

          He has also proposed tougher sentences for rapists, though the proposal has yet to come before parliament.

          But Sepali Kottegoda, the executive director of the feminist group Women and Media Collective, said such a law would not “dissuade” rapists.

          “No victim would want to marry a person who has sexually abused them. It will amount to nothing,” Kottegoda told Al Jazeera, adding the minister should resign for suggesting such an anti-rape law.

          “This is not the first such comment made by the minister. It demonstrates that he either does not take his job seriously or is unable to perform his duties effectively,” she said.

          http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2014/08/rapes-surge-sri-lanka-amid-weak-marital-laws-201481772359790802.html?

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      paul

      Thank you very much for putting rape in perspective.

      Will you be advising your mother, grandmother, wife, daughter, sister, aunt, niece, great grandma, that when they are caught up in this situation they should lay back and enjoy while being raped?

      It would be a good advice within the context of sexual violence and how to take it lightly.

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      Paul,

      You are absolutely correct. We are far behind to break the record. Saruwa Sunil, Sampath chandrapushpa Vidanapathirana and all Rajapaksha Politicians hurry up. Paul, Please help them to achieve the target.

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      Paul,

      As you appear to be cool about women getting raped, please send your mother to me as soon as possible.

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        Sheek you moron, change your email address and ip, they are visible to anyone with a bit of knowhow.

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        Difference, Sheek, between readers reaction on reported rape cases in Sri Lanka and other civilised places, is that there are NO letters to the editor demanding other commentator’s mothers being sent to them. This speaks volumes of the values inculcated in people brought up in different societies.

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      Who cares about the US or other countries. This is about our thrice-blessed dhammadveepa, the fresh Miracle of Asia. Kehelmalla Rambookpotha will blame this on the New LTTE.

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    Tamil Territopry. Obviously by Tamil thugs from the LTTE. No wonder the case has not been reported to Colombo.

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      Maybe, just maybe, it happened like this:

      Tamil diaspora called up Wigneswaran using Navi Pillay’s phone, and he sent some of his LTTE cadres to meet the woman. On the way, they ran into some Muslims, who were Wahhabi extremists on the way to burn a temple down and forcibly marry some Sinhala women. The two groups got together, and went to meet the woman. On encountering her, they pulled out their toy pistols (not a euphemism, sadly) and threatened her, whereupon she raped herself! Simple! It’s all a conspiracy from outside and anti-Sri Lankan elements! we did nothing wrong! Huzzah!

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        Dear brother, Kp
        Mr. Kp, I am amaze, after reading your article, it implies and forced me to reply in a descent manner rather than coming out with
        vulgar thoughts, what i feel that you may be a stooge attach to the present regime, ” DON’T PUT ALL EGGS IN ONE BASKET ” if similar thing happens to your mom in public or in front of you, what would had been your position, dramatizing cock and bull story without knowing the consequences or solve problems, you are trying to JUSTIFY HYPOCRISY, ” BY KILLING THE GOOSE LAYING GOLDEN EGGS ” and further more i assume you MAY BE a educated fool working for few penny, or forced to do so, or you are not born for good parents. I mean it, without fear i am prepared to take
        up challenges, uttering nonsense without proper education,” SLIP OF THE TONGUE IS NOT THE FAULT OF THE BRAIN ” Try to educate
        yourself first and point the fingers to others. live today and die tomorrow with respect and faith.

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          Maz,

          Have some sense of humour; read KP’s post again and detect sarcasm!

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            I have long since realized that sarcasm and satire are genuinely concepts that Sri Lankans struggle with.

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    Wonder of Asia. What a way to promote Tourism. God save former Democratic Sri Lanka.

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    If the rajapaksa’s think this kind of anti Buddhist crimes will bring tourists into our country, then they are only fooling themselves. It does not matter what happens in other nations, we are supposed to be a peaceful Buddhist nation where violence is not acceptable, and when it happens the government is not supposed to protect the animals who are responsible, like they did during the Khurram murder.

    Sri Lanka is now a corrupt, lawless country. We should all thank the rajapaksa’s especially the goat who is in charge of the military ,defense, and crime, for bringing shame to our once peaceful nation.

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    It is unfortunate that a serious incident such as the rape of a 20 year old British girl is taken so lightly and practically turned into a joke. But why is this happening? I guess it has to do with comical responses of the most corrupt and utterly callous police spokesman who always has quick-fix and ready made answers for all such crimes of ‘who dun it?’ Stock answer being ‘they did it to themselves to gain attention’.

    I think this has gone too far and for too long now, and it is high time some one got a hold of matters and addressed these issues in perspective through independent investigative journalism to expose the truth, and put those government propped cronies to shame. They have already said no such complaint was received by Pottuvil police, although victim says she has already made a complaint. Wonder if next would be a total denial of any such incident ever taking place, and the purported victim was probably acting out a sexual fantasy.

    All in all, this will turn out to be a serious matter and we have not heard the last of it yet.

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    Animals have more rights than people. What a joke!

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    [Edited out]

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    So “a website run by government Minister Wimal Weerawansa” has suddenly become a reliable source of news. But only for a certain kind of news, I suspect :D

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      Siva Sankaran Sarma Menon

      “So “a website run by government Minister Wimal Weerawansa” has suddenly become a reliable source of news.”

      No other reader has picked up this point.

      Great observation.

      Keep exposing.

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    THE AMPARA POLICE REPORTED THAT “SHE HAS RAPED HERSELF WITH A BANANA”

    -AJITH ROHANA-

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    This is what happens when you elect good for nothing leaders!! When the majority community kept silent when violence was perpetrated for the last 60 years on the minorities. They kept on electing the same leaders despite the lawlessness, corruption, murders, nepotism etc.

    There is no point in lamenting or writing in this column, the citizens have to show their resentment when the time comes for electing their leaders next time!! Hope they will use their brains in future.

    Please do not go and vote for a plate of rice or a bottle of arrack!! Don’t go and join and hold banners and shout yourself hoarse at the “organised protests” by the ruling clan!! They use their money and power to subdue the population in order to remain in power for ever!!

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    Introduce death penalty for murder, rape, drug tafficking and other crimes. Copying from India, SL is also becoming a rape nation, child abuse is rampant in the Island, desperate poverty ridden girls in the North are being exploited and sexually abused, disgusting state of affairs.

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