12 November, 2019

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Chinese Gang Rape Victim Worried Gotabaya’s Victory Will Deny Her Justice

Police deny justice to Chinese national allegedly gang raped by Pohottuwa politician

The Chinese national who alleged that she was gang raped by Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) politician and former Southern Provincial Councilor Krishantha Pushpakumara AKA ‘Raththaran’ and his goons, says that the Police has failed to apprehend the culprits openly defying court orders adding that eventual victory of SLPP presidential aspirant Gotabaya Rajapaksa will deny her justice forever.

Speaking exclusively to The Colombo Telegraph, the Chinese national (name withheld) said the following:

“I’m a 38 year old woman of Chinese nationality and I have worked as a Marketing Manager for 10 years. …..I came to Sri Lanka for a break from work in November 2017, however, I was cheated of money and was severely harassed by three local persons. In Aug 2018, I was directed to Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) politician and former Southern Provincial Councilor Krishantha Pushpakumara AKA ‘Raththaran’ by a local person because she said Krishantha could help as he was a councilor. Having been brought up in my country, I was used to expecting a high level of credibility and accountability from our local councilors. I lost my residence that moment because two of the fraudsters were my landlords. Hence Krishantha offered me that he could let one room on the Second floor of his family house and I accepted as I had no other alternative. His family was living on ground floor and hence I thought it was safe indeed.”

The Chinese national claims that sexual abuse started from day one.

“However, I was intimidated by him for sex from first night. He and his friends came to dining area outside my room, and they intimidated me by brandishing a gun in front of me, saying he (Krishantha) could influence the police and judge, and saying I was “lucky” being chosen by him! Then Krishantha came to me…”

Thereafter she says some of the persons to whom she reached out to tried to take undue advantage of the situation even leading to further sexual harassment.

“I was shocked after that day and didn’t know what would happen to me if I simply lodge a complaint. I reached to some local people for help. I sent WhatsApp messages to Krishantha’s cousin Asintha Kaushalya (also a member of Southern Province) about the incident and for help. However, Asintha harassed me more by sending messages containing sexual harassment to me and cheated me of money as well.”

“ Later from Feb to Apr 2019, Krishantha forced me for threesome with his driver Suda 3 times by intimidating me that he could carry out abortion in Hong Kong. I was worried even if I complain, police and judge would ignore me. Hence I delayed in lodging complaint till 3 May 2019, and returned my country the same day.”

As such after seeking legal advice and assistance, she lodged a complaint at the Galle Police Station on 3 May and the CIB Case Galle MC 10674 was taken up before Galle Magistrate’s Court the following month.

“In June, there were 2 calling dates at the Galle Magistrate’s Court. Magistrate made orders to arrest and produce suspects before court IMMEDIATELY, because it was now part of judicial procedure, the charge was that of a various nature (i.e. gang rape) as per the B Report filed before court. However, Galle Police ignored and did not take actions defying all orders by Court.”

“In July, I lodged a complaint with the Director of Child and Women’ Bureau. However, the Director cut my phone call many times. Later she told to wait for the Government Analyst’s Report which would take 1-2 years (according to some persons) implying that no other action would be taken before the report (is submitted to Court), which is NOT the correct procedure. Although the Police should arrest and produce suspects at court they only want to drag the case” she lamented.

“There was third calling date at the Magistrate’s Court in August , Police still did not take proper legal action to arrest and produce suspects at court. However my case was then referred to Attorney Generals Department due to the severity of the matter, the reference to my case being SP1/43/2019. I was told it would take several years to obtain Attorney General’s advice as the perpetrators and Police want to drag the case for several years.”

“(Therefore) In Aug, I lodged complaint with the Galle DIG. When I told him police should arrest and produce suspects at court immediately, he also nodded his head. However, few days later, he also told to wait for the Government Analyst’s Report with a possible motive to drag the case,” she claims.

“I have also written to the following significant persons: His Excellency, the President of Sri Lanka, The Minister of Justice, Inspector General Police and the Attorney General’s Department. The Minister of Justice said President and IGP were following up, and IGP said they referred my case to Senior DIG of Southern Province Roshan Fernando. When I called SDIG Fernando directly, he too agreed that the suspects must be arrested and produced before court after reading my statement, but claimed he could not make order to Galle police due to role limitation. If that is the case, the IGP shouldn’t have referred my case to the SDIG in the first place! Everyone is dragging the case.”

She also claimed that the Galle Police had added fabricated evidence in the case file with a possible motive of getting the matter dismissed.

“.. Galle police also put in many false allegations against me in their file to alter the case. For example they said I approached Krishantha with purpose for visa and money. If I needed a visa, I could marry a village boy and didn’t have to approach Krishantha. 2 local people and even a lawyer suggested me to marry a boy for visa easily, but I rejected. If I needed money, I should approach richer people from China not a councilor from Galle village. As such, the Police has included ridiculous claims against me in the case file!”.

“I have waited for 6 months already and still no legal action whatsoever has been taken by police. It is due to sheer influence by Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) to the police. When I lodged the complaint on 3rd May 2019, a police officer really told me if Krishantha was still the Southern Provincial Councilor (he resigned in Mar 2019 due to another child-rape case), police would have definitely ignored my case!” she said pointing out that being a SLPP politician was like having an open license to sexually abuse women.

“However, police was still ignoring my case (even him being a ex-Councillor)… It is not only me who has suffered from sexual harassment, sexual abuse and cheating. I know of two other Chinese female friends who when they made similar complaints were discouraged by the Police. Due to such discouragement they have not persisted in their claims for justice. I was also told sexual bribery by politicians is very common in Sri Lanka,” she lamented.

Then she unleashed her biggest worry.

“I worry tremendously that my case would be totally ignored after 16th Nov if Gotabaya Rajapaksa wins the election.”

In February 2019, Krishantha Pushpakumara was arrested by the Akmeemana Police over child abuse allegations, and was released on bail shortly thereafter. According to Police, the arrest was made after a complaint was lodged with the police stating that the Pushpakumara had allegedly abused a 16-year-old girl at a devalaya belonging to the suspect in Akmeemana. As per the complaint made by the victim on February 28, the suspect had molested her on February 23 at Devalaya premises.

Pushpakumara later on surrendered to the Police on February 28 and produced before Galle Magistrate Courts where he got released by a Rs. 25,000 bail and two surety bails.

On 18 March Pushpakumara announced his resignation as Southern Provincial Councilor saying he decided to resign due to severe criticism following alleged claims of sexual abuse of a minor. However, just a few days before, he had been invited as chief guest for a prize giving ceremony at a government school in the Akmeemana area.

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  • 28
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    A woman who comes here to rest gets raped, what is the Chinese doing about this? They should send their military and arrest this bastard, his friends take them back and execute them. This is the only answer to these fellows who rape.

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      Ha! you expect justice from a corrupt country?

  • 19
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    Gota’s victory will bury another case in which he was complicit in denial of justice.

    http://www.itjpsl.com/assets/press/ITJP_navy_reportFinal-SINGLES.pdf

  • 18
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    If Rajapakshe woudl be elected, we should go for a revolution against him.
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    We will never be able to see our people being gunned down and be abducted by whitevans.
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    I dont believe that 6.2 mio would join them to stand against democracy that we enjoyed for such a long time.
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    This election will be a decisive one for the nation, to keep democracy or fall on the clutches of a dictator of Duterte style (Philipines leader).

  • 10
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    CT refers to the victim as a ‘Chinese National’. From Mainland?
    From the victim’s words it is clear she was gang raped by Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) politician and former Southern Provincial Councilor Krishantha Pushpakumara AKA ‘Raththaran’ and his goons.
    She will never ever get justice.
    By now she should know that gang rape torture and the like are not considered serious offences by the GoSL of the day.
    SLPP goes the extra length and protects the perpetrators.
    .
    If the victim takes to Bodu Bala Sena_Buddhism and approaches Gnanasara Thera, she will in return get protection.

    The Chinese national who alleged that she was gang raped by Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) politician and former Southern Provincial Councilor Krishantha Pushpakumara AKA ‘Raththaran’ and his goons, says that the Police has failed to apprehend the culprits openly defying court orders adding that eventual victory of SLPP presidential aspirant Gotabaya Rajapaksa will deny her justice forever.

    • 0
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      Please delete last para

  • 10
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    Something is not correct. First of all, the lady did not file a complaint with the Chinese embassy but she wrote to the Sri Lankan President, The Minister of Justice, Inspector General Police and the Attorney General’s Department. Secondly, only CT seems to be reporting the rape. I cannot find any independent corroboration. After 6 months, this story should be big news like the Khurram Sheikh case.

    • 15
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      Less-ter
      To be an ass licker is to close your eyes to the realities of the atrocities committed by Gota and Mara and swallow shit.
      Best of Luck man. Keep eating shit. As you keep trying to cloak their deeds.

      • 1
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        Gamini,

        Thanks for describing the daily agenda of UNP. Licking and swallowing, now you know why Mangala has that strange look on his face.

    • 13
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      Lester, not so intelligent people like you must not pretend to have intelligence. So accept the fact that you are an idiot and just move along.

    • 16
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      She has written to Chinese Embassy. Case was called 2 times at Magistrate court in June 5 months before. Magistrate made orders to arrest suspects because it’s judicial procedure, it is rape complaint, and because B Report was filed at court. Police completely ignored. Yes this is very serious meaning everyone’s life not safe in Sri Lanka with these police and SLPP people.

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      Lester

      Spot on! If a foreign national suffers a crime, the first place to register a complaint is their embassy/high commission.

      If the embassy is up to par, they will pursue the case on her behalf. This lady has been badly advised.

      But in these times in Sri Lanka, sexual harassment and rape is nothing compared to murder. If you have political clout in Sri Lanka, then any crime or misdemeanour is easily ‘sorted’ out. You only hope is that your embassy will internationalise your case. Sri Lanka already has a putrid reputation internationally.

  • 11
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    Lester, when it happens to your wife,sister, daughter or mother I will like to see you following the extensive protocol you had provided here . @ Pasqual “is it Isaipriya ?? Why you thught it was your wife, sister, mother or daughter ????

  • 0
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    on what visa she was here for such long period? and why didn’t see the help of Chinese embassy? it seems she is lying and she was having affair with accuse.

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      Kuda Banda,

      Yes, I have to say that this “incident” sounds like manufactured propaganda against GR. First of all, she says she came to Sri Lanka for a “break from work.” Normally, Chinese do not come to Sri Lanka for vacations. But the funny part is her “break” extended to August. As a marketing “manager”, her company must be quite generous! Especially in China, where people often work 9 or 10 hour days. Secondly, if she was harassed (not raped) and lost all her money, she could have gone straight away to the Chinese embassy; they would have given her a free ticket back to China. Now what is really odd is that this lady does not try to go back to China immediately with the aid of her embassy. She does not even go to Colombo. She sticks around with the “rapists” and only goes to the lawyers after a threesome. The biggest flaw is that she comes out with some statement against GR on the eve of an election. Why does a rape victim care about an election? It’s not as if the rapist is being elected. Of course there are nasty buggers in the SLPP. It is not my intention to defend them. If this lady was truly raped, then the rapists should be brought to justice. But this incident sounds bizarre, especially when you compare it to the Khurram Sheikh case.

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        Hi
        Victim came to Sri Lanka for a break – it means she quitted the job for a break from her 7×24 work. She complaint all cases to Chinese Embassy. As you know, it takes time for investigation in Sri Lanka.
        However, on the gang rape case, Galle police ignored Magistrate orders in June. This is the fact and is very serious. As there is no progress, she decided to disclose via media. It’s not disclosing on purpose in election but she waited for 6 months. Even one year or many years after, she will be following up if no justice. This is for all basic safety and justice.

    • 0
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      She has complaint to Chinese Embassy. She came with tourist visa and in progress obtaining residence visa. But she decided to give up everything given these incidents.

  • 1
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    This is time to save the country from Separatists. Save the nation first.

  • 5
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    After further investigation, I have verified that the woman in question was indeed raped. Galle Police are protecting the culprits. However, let it be said that this incident happened under Maithree’s watch. He is the most powerful individual on the island. He can have anyone arrested. So as I said earlier, there is no point in blaming GR if the present government drags its feet on this case. Remember, the woman personally wrote to the President seeking his assistance.

  • 0
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    Lester, Thank You. Sorry, if I had offended you in anyway.

  • 1
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    This sounds dodgy. The reporter should have done more checks. The first thing a foreign national in trouble would do is contact their embassy. Why didn’t she do that.

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      She has complaint to Embassy already

  • 0
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    All happend during ” Yahapalana Regime”. Where is the so called Police Commission.?

    • 0
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      If no one followed up, you know there’s something horrible from SLPP right?

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