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Piumi Hansamali Misogynist Attack: Police Silent

In a social media post, popular actress and model Piyumi Hansamali has confirmed the authenticity of the video of a brutal assault on her, by a man who she identifies as an ex-partner. Prior to Hansamali’s social media post, speculations circulated that the video could be fake, or a mere publicity stunt. However, in Hansamali’s own admission on her Facebook page which has some 310,071 followers, the incident in question occurred in September 2018, in which she was physically attacked in the most brutal manner. 

Social media post published by Hansamali on 12 April 2019.

In her post, Hansamali notes that she ‘had her reasons’ to refrain from taking action soon after the attack, due to sentimental attachments to the perpetrator, and for reasons of privacy. She then describes the release of this video as a manifestation of karma against the person who attacked her. 

Although Facebook has now deleted this video, it has been widely circulated, and in some cases, it continues to circulate via other social media platforms such as WhatsApp and messaging. It can therefore clearly be established that a crime has been committed, which also amounts to a gross violation of fundamental rights. 

However, law enforcement authorities have, to date, not taken any action on this matter. 

Speaking to Colombo Telegraph, a retired police superintendent told on the condition of anonymity that in order to take action on such an offense, police does not need a formal complaint. He further noted “We have all seen what happened to Ms Hansamali. She could have been killed when the man strangled her so violently. Police should have swiftly launched an investigation and taken action against the perpetrator. During my tenure in the police force, we used to take direct action based on anonymous calls, newspaper reports and other documentation available in the public domain, when clear evidence was available that an offence had been committed. In this case, I can confirm with full certitude that a formal complaint by the victim is not mandatory to launch a police inquiry”. 

Commenting on this attack, international gender justice advocate, academic and author Dr Chamindra Weerawardhana observed that “It is extremely worrying to see that the police has not taken any action so far. Now we know 100% that this is a real incident. We know who the perpetrator is. Most importantly, this was an extremely violent attack and it should not go unpunished. If law enforcement continues to be silent it sends a very negative signal to people, that attacks of this nature do not result in any consequences against perpetrators”. 

Dr Weerawardhana further noted “The danger of such a precedent can be best observed in the many comments that have been published on social media, where people – especially men, as well as a minority of women – condone the attack and take the side of the attacker, often making extremely disrespectful and blatantly misogynist comments about Ms. Hansamali. No one has any right to make uptight and judgmental comments about a woman in this way. This avalanche of hateful comments signifies how patriarchy functions in our society, encouraging men to assume that freely using such derogatory language, publicly condoning such barbaric violence and such acts themselves are acceptable. We need to break this vicious cycle. We cannot move forward one inch as a country with so many people, including men as well as women assuming that misogynist violence of this nature is acceptable”. 

“I would strongly call upon the relevant authorities to set an absolutely essential precedent by taking the strictest possible action against the attacker,” Dr Weerawardhana further added.

The attacker has been identified as Venura Heshan.

“The importance of prompt action on this attack cannot be overstated. Law enforcement bodies have sufficient evidence to take steps to ensure justice to the victim, and in so doing send a clear signal to society that violence against women is by no means justifiable,” Dr Weerawardhana said. (By Shamila Rathnayake)

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    Celebrates , mainly in the film world are subject to attack This is seen in Tamil Nadu and Sri Lanka. Unlike the singer Sinmayiin her issue with Poet Vyramuthu Sri Lankan actress Hansamali avoided unwanted publicity That is a good decision and a lesson for the attacker

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      Mysogenists are the majority of Pohottuwa. They dont give a damn to focus on the facts, but go for it. Their mafia boss – former President is the person that these nitwits consider as the leader mostly no for good reasons. These men are just empty vessels, though few ith some titles. Bandula Gunawardhanaya is the king -joker though was awarded with his Dr title during that 52 day coup in the country.
      :
      So long some monks are part of these sinister men, their programs go smooth in the country since over 90% of the islandinhabitants are made slaves

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        VENURA HESHAN is a full-blown POHOTTUWA fan. On his FB page, he gives the finger to all concerned Sri Lankans, claims he has beaten his own “woman” and the public, therefore, should shut up. MAHINDA RAJA is his hero. WOW! What a surprise! Defeated Raja is a magnet for violent criminals and bloody idiots.
        PS:
        Where the hell is that puritanical Sira, who went berserk about Enrique Iglesias concert in Colombo? Where are our so-called “Liberal Democrat” PM or his activist Wifey? Where is our corrupt “Law and Order” minister? Where’s our violently criminal IGP? What cunning cowards! All of you. Your silence is deafening!

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          So as that Kattadiya – turn politician from Galle, became known as child molester from Galle. That Ratharan, is made a hero after he was reported to have raped that poor girl (age 16) keeping her in a dark room. That was his normal procedure to call his visitors into the dark room while treating them with so called his made prayers. No matter, rains of questions would have been the case, the abusive man, Rajapakshe man would utter loads of prevarications whenever he was questioned about.
          If this would have been the case in any other area, people, the villagers in that area would have gone amok not being able to bear the RAPE, the injustice made to that former navy soldiers daughter. All came to light, but local media, incl. social media were made permement silent since the issue is believed tobe of full blown pohottuwa loyalist. Treating doctor s report included all the bits about the blood stains of the girl, and had threatened to do anything he could do to serve the justice for the victimized. We salute the doctor and we will always support the doctor for his fearless acts.
          over 90% of lankens are reported to be caught by LOCAL kattadiyas and their trickery, since they are forced to believe if stood against, things would turn out to be worst for their lives. That is the SENASURA of lanken people…. and their gullibility. These poor souls are the easy prey for Rajapakshes – blood suckers …. to live their abusive politics in this god punished nation

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        Brampisingho Monks: They are the ugly side of the Sinhala Buddhist Society.With all their protestations they area homosexual lot.A man from Akmeemana was punished by the Courts, another near Galle was found to have buggered a poor boy, three from a “shit hut” near the Matara end of the Highway was prosecuted again for buggering a boy. They tried to hush it up, but the bleeding was difficult to stop.

        Sigiriya was a stimulant for these buggers to masterbate.

        This is our Effing society given to us by that rogue VIjaya

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          Nandamal Bahubutha,
          .
          Believe or not, like or not, SADDest TRUTH ABOUT SRILANKA is the paradise for male prostitutes from that day on.
          .
          Beach boys in Hikkaduwa, Negambo, Tangalle are well famous for their services. Perhaps. Rajapakshes sons too are part of those net works. I have met Swiss, German and Dutch that have got married to MALE prostitutes from SL. So what more CIVILIZATION of our sinhalayas should further be argued ?
          :
          I got this after I moved out of the country decades ago. Be it Switzerland, Germany, Holland, for them the number country to go and have gay sex is SRILANKA. In the same time, those who want to have cheap hetero sex travel to Pataya, Thailand and Manila, Philiphines.
          :
          We yet talk high about our 2500 years of so called heritage. Almost every child monks are subjected to child molestation in temples today. How can you guys be total ignorant while knowing all these facts – become quotidian practices of the temple living monks ?

          As is the case with that Rathatharana -kattadiya -POHOTTUWA die hard promoter, PS politician is being protected, the festated society, led by Rajapakshes would never allow these criminals be captured by weakened police and legal system in the country.

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    CT,

    Thanks for the article. A popular female actress gets almost get killed, the video and the story spreads, the plot I’ve knows that, nothing happened to the attacker?

    The attacker’s name is supposed to be Venura Heshan, a Para in the Land of of Native Veddah Aethho illegally occupied by the Paras.

    So, the police does nothing? Who is this Para, Venura Heshan?

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      Amarasiri,
      “Yes, it is time to unite All the Paras in the Land of Native Veddah Aethho, Para-Sinhala, Para-Tamils? Para-Muslims, Para-Portuguese, Para-Dutch, Para-English, Para-Malaya, Para-Chinese etc.with their relatives in their Para-Homelands.
      Paras, please get back home to your Para-Homelands South India and elsewhere, and please leave the Land Native Veddah Aethjo”
      ————–
      Para-Tamils can go to Tamil Nadu
      Para-Muslims can also go to Tamil Nadu because they speak Tamil
      Para-Portuguese can go to Portugal
      Para-Dutch can go to Netherlands
      Para-English can go to England
      Para-Malay can go to Malaysia
      Para-Chinese can go to China
      BUT
      Para-Sinhalayo have no place to go because there is no place in the world where Sinhalayo live. Sinhala language, culture, customs and traditions are unique and can be found only in Sinhale. May be Sinhalayo are aliens landed from Mars.
      ————–
      An on-going research suggest that Vedda community live in Sri Lanka may be linked to Makhuwa tribal population live in Mozambique. If this is confirmed, you will also have to leave.

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        Eagle Eye Aka MahindaPALA from Down Under@
        .
        if according to you all the paras should return to their original countries, why not us sinhalayas to bengal ?
        :
        You the kind born BPs – racists would be toying with the kin dof thoughts until the your last breath.
        .
        Mahinda paalayo umba miiharakekdha bola.. why not you spend your last few days in peace and harmony not being caught by hate mongering. Time is still there you as a man in early 80ties to see it right … you can rather enjoy your life man…. Hatreds cant bring you any where. Nor would you serve the people so long you are hatred minded.

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          Simple Simon.
          “if according to you all the paras should return to their original countries, why not us sinhalayas to bengal ? “
          ———–
          I did not tell all the paras should return to their original countries. Amarasiri said that. Go after him.
          You can go to any bloody place. We don’t care two hoots. But Sinhalayo do not have to go to Bengal because Sinhalayo are Sinhalayo and not Bengalis. Sinhalayo will stay in their place of origin; SINHALE. Others can leave. However, we will allow Vedda Eththo to stay because they fought against Brits along with Sinhalayo during Uwa-Wellassa freedom struggle in 1818 and a large number of them were killed by Brits with the help of Demalu and Malays who served the British army.

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          80 odd year old Mahinda paalayo will soon be reborn a Para Demaleyo in Thamil Nadu his native homeland which he is very reluctant to admit.

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        Eagle Eye,
        Both Colombo and Delhi have just requested Canberra to snatch you and family from Down Under. Yes, uproot you from Australia. You should be repatriated back to Bengal. Transit via Colombo though, if you wish.
        Cheers!

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          BH,

          did you also arrange him WALK AIDES so that his travel could be somewhat comforatable ?
          :
          This man Mahindapala AKA Eagale Evil is cocooned and now in his early 80tes ( an octagnerian filled with overflowing hate mongering).

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          BH,
          perhaps, the man would have been needed to kept in a quarantine before being hurt the BENGALI people. Or dont you think so ? I HAVE THE FEELING THE MAN s CAN BE EVEN MORE HURTFUL than that of one infected with deadly virus Ebola or similar.

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          Ben Hurling

          “Both Colombo and Delhi have just requested Canberra to snatch you and family from Down Under.”

          Does he need any white van for transport?

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        Eagle Eye ,

        “BUT
        Para-Sinhalayo have no place to go because there is no place in the world where Sinhalayo live. Sinhala language, culture, customs and traditions are unique and can be found only in Sinhale. “

        Para-Sinhalayo too, should get back to their Native homeland, Bharat, India.

        Para-Sinhalayo, just like Para-Demalo (Tamils), came illegally, to the Pristine Land of Native Veddah Aethho, illegally. from Bharat, Damba-Diva, India., from the Southern and Eastern regions. Mitochondrial genetics proves that., see below.

        Just because Para-Sinhala is an admixture of the various Para-Languages, from their Para-Homeland, it is not unique. Para-Sinhala has about 40% words from Para-Tamil, and the balance from the other Para-Languages such as Pali, Prakrit and Sanskrit. So, the Para-Sinhala should be at at home in their Para-Homeland Bharat. aka India.

        Mitochondrial DNA history of Sri Lankan ethnic people: their relations within the island and with the Indian subcontinental populations

        https://www.nature.com/articles/jhg2013112

        • Lanka Ranaweera
        • , Supannee Kaewsutthi
        • , Aung Win Tun
        • , Hathaichanoke Boonyarit
        • , Samerchai Poolsuwan
        • & Patcharee Lertrit

        Journal of Human Genetics volume59, pages28–36 (2014) |

        Mainly comprising the Vedda, Sinhalese (Up- and Low-country) and Tamil (Sri Lankan and Indian); their history of settlements on the island and the biological relationships among them have remained obscure.

        Through a comparison with the mtDNA HVS-1 and part of HVS-2 of Indian database, both Tamils and Sinhalese clusters were affiliated with Indian subcontinent populations than Vedda people who are believed to be the native population of the island of Sri Lanka.

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          Thanks Amarasiri bro, hope the BP Eagle Eye will be thrown to some sense.
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          The kind of people are made permament blind not being able to see it beyond. I dont think the bugger would open eyes before his death. Let s pray for the old man !

          1. “Darkness cannot drive darkness; Light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; Love can do that.”
          – Martin Luther King (1963)

          2. “No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.”
          – Nelson Mandela (1994)

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          My education is based on HUMAN BIOLOGY, so I can get all what you have been adding to this or any other forum.
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          But mt-DNA stuff would be greek to any ordinary person.
          :
          So, I think our there should be lot more discourses on the subject , in order to educate these men.
          :
          Today German programs are there, by which they find the lovely ones of some families through DNA technology. Some after 65 years become known about their biological fathers. Some become known their siblings after 85 years.
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          Our people being cornered to their WELLS, only hang on with RAJAPAKSHE MEDIA MECHANISM, not being able to open their eyes wider. Today, I heard, that Rajapakshes ve been planning an another attack on PM Wickramasinghe.

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            Desperate Sinhalaya,

            The mean IQ of the populace in Sri Lanka , comprising majority Sinhala is 79. So, the BP Rajapaksa and Cronies have a field day, manipulating them.

            In Germany, mean IQ is 100, they work hard, think hard, not lazy, and have produced many of the scientific and technological advancements of the modern era, like the Internal combustion engine, Diesel engine, jet engine etc.

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        Eagle Eye,

        All Homo Sapiens came out of Africa, and include the Native Veddah Aethho and all the Paras who came illegally.

        The Veddah Aethho, walked and claimed the Land as the Land of Native Veddah Aethho., when the sea levels were low, 8 to 30,000 years ago, during the last ice age, before any other Paras. They were the First yo claim, and it was their land. The is no absolute need for the Native Veddah Aethho to leave for Africa.

        All the subsequent illegal arrivals such as Para-Sinhalayo, Para-Demalo, Para-Marakkalayo, Para-Malabar etc. are all Paras who came from their homelands.

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      Amarasiri Bro,
      .
      see what this BP Mahindapala (Eagle Eye) has added beneath !. My gosh, as if the bugger would be alive for ever. He is now in his early 80ties, but BP is struggling not being able to see it beyond being hatred towards tamils. This man should be burnt down raw in order to heal him from his degree of hate mongering..
      .
      Wish you HAPPY sinhala tamil new year ! I have never celebrated it since I am out of the country. Besides, not having my mum around (in life), no point of even thinking o it either.

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        Babalatjappu Sahodaraya,

        Yes. It is time to celebrate the Tamil and Sinhala New Year based on the transition of the Solar zenith on its way North, falls around April 13/14 for the Land of Native Veddah Aethho, depending on the location. In India, it is a bit later on, being further north.

        So, this Tamil and Sinhala New Year is Solar based. The Buddhist New Year is lunar based, even though religion has crept into the new year celebrations to some extent, just like the winter solstice got hijacked by the Christian Church, for Christmas.

        Anyway, Happy New Year to You to all, independent of whether the the Sun is at it’s Zenith, directly overhead at your location..

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    Police themselves beat up suspects and subject them to cruel and inhuman treatment in police stations, so they are not likely to treat this matter with any seriousness. This sort of thing is nothing for our police. Also, they have more important things to do, like raiding brothels and massage parlours.

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    Take it easy

    The saying, kapanna bari atha kiss karanawa

    It’s opposite kiss karanna bari atha kapanawa (no guts)

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    The police, army etc are now under the administration of former National Olympic committee Chairman (NOC) Hemasiri Fernando who is Secretary Defence under President Sirisena.

    This Hemasiri guy who is an ex navy Sargent is a cool operator who has benefited from every government starting as far as Mrs Srima Bandranayake when she was PM. Of course to hold such office you don’t need any formal education, only political patronage.

    President Sirisena is most clueless in his appointments and can be easily manipulated by a operator like Hemasiri Fernando.

    The latest is that Hemasiri is trying to ban shooting ranges of the shooting association, which is an Olympic sport. India for instance wins medals in this sport. In 2015 when Hemasiri was Chairman of Olympic Committee( NOC) he contested the presidency of the shooting association and lost badly.

    Now , as Secretary Defence he is trying to punish the Shooting association! Can we expect justice from any force coming under such a man ? President Sirisena, what is your Defence secretary up to ?

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      It is unfortunate, that actresses who were held in high esteem and their talents appreciated during their career, are subsequently ignored or ill treated in public. Some men try to be naughty with them after their glamour has gone in a very disgusting manner.
      It is similar to our politicians plight after they are thrown out.

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      Dear Kolla: The typical male mentality of dominance, including the assumed right of beating one’s wife or partner is one thing. The role and the description of Hemasiri Fernando is another which is quite besides the point raised in the article. I immediately noted, as per the comment he was supposed to be a Sergeant in the Navy. There is no rank of Sergeant in Sri Lanka Navy. My inquiries from the knowledgeable reveal that he left the Navy after holding the rank of Commander, an officer grade, which is OF-4 as per NATO coding. While you or any one of your friends may have had a nasty encounter with Hemasiri Fernando for you to comment in the aforesaid manner the regular public servants who had worked for him tell me a completely a different story. A retired Additional Secretary had the occasion to tell that Hemasiri Fernando, as a man and his approach to solution of problems are way above to those who are Secretaries from the traditional public service. The comment by this retired senior public servant indicates that Hemasiri could be a man whose services may be required by many, irrespective of political considerations and he could well be known among many a political party big-wig.

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      Shooting is a very expensive sport. I think what HEmasiri Fernando going to do is very good. Then the next thing is legalization of Guns. Then there is a reason for the Gun violence too.

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        JD, you are an idiot. Stick to the topic fool. I presume a woman gave birth to you and this happened to a defenseless woman. Don’t you have a heart to feel angry about this?

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          Thank you for standing up for your sisters,sir.
          Your mother obviously taught you kindness and good manners, unlike some others here. God bless you.

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            Sandy, I have a mother, sisters and friends who are women. I respect them and love them with all my heart. Men who commit these dastardly crimes against women, must be brought to justice and rendered the maximum punishment as possible. The sad part is, if the victim press charges, can the Police protect her until these monsters go to jail? The cops in SL are a bunch of losers. If I was the leader of this country, I will personally go out and get these hoodlums.

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              Tamil from the north / April 15, 2019

              Unfortuntaely, there are no such values remain in lanken society today; the reasoning behind that has been the media- media men work for the hidden agendas of abusive politicians. Not just your families in nothern soils, but we were looted by some notars worked for the previous govt. Whenever I travel back home, I feel I am just an another foreigner – made foreigner by the systems introduced by abusive Rajapakshes feudism.
              Meaning yet today, Rajapakshes fund abusive media coverages (by the stolen funds from their high days). Their men lead the rural adminsitration.
              People s opinion is made in favour of them because it is the only way Rajapakshes rascals to return power.
              :
              Be them VISUAL or PRINTED media coverage, they are made obsequeous to Rajakashes propaganda net work. MAY BE PEOPLE S FEARS TO LOSE THEIR LIVES IS ABOVE ANYTHING ELSE. Imagine, health sector has achieved a lot as no times in the past, but nothing is in the air regarding that. People are misled for their political masturbation.

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          Dont worry TFTN,
          the kind of guys should have been created in a test tube for sure. These men would never change their nature – much easier would have been to straighten a dog’s tail.
          :
          From what I hear from their quotidian comments.., most (connected to their smart phones) joined by their derogatory comments would not think twice but go for it. They think that Rajaakshe criminals leberated the country and are like PERMENENT BRAIN brainwashed. The kind of obsequeous nature can only be comparable to that of North koreans, that are made to cry for their purposes. Unless they would not do so are subjected to state killings.
          :
          I think the hatreds of average SINHALAYA rotten in southern areas, being caught by RAJAPAKSHE manthra (filled with racism and all hatreds) would not make them easier to see it beyond.

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          Tamil From the North: I am not a scum bag like you. Why did you run away from Sri la nka inside a rusty container.
          What Hemasiri Fernando doing is right. the next step is Rifle shops every where in the Island. How
          You para Demala talk BS.

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            @JD, a person who is neutral, demands justice for a defenseless woman, who is unbiased when it comes to politics…………is a scumbag? Oh really you foolish mutt! We came to Canada on a plane. The rusty container ship is how you travel to celebrate your failure in life, because that’s all you could afford as you amounted to nothing in life. You called me a Para Demala? I cannot call you that but I will call you a pariah. If I call you that, then I am attacking all Sinahalese as well. Merely because you turned out a loser, it is not the fault of your race but the failure in the test tube at the lab where they manufactured a pongo like you.

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    Actress must appear against the husband. That is the law in many places. Because in US and Canada there are many family violence complaints and many lack internal witnesses, which handicap police or court from any constructive action, they are very particular on spousal witness. She must tell in court what happened on that night. It is irrelevant if she was drunk or some other defect which she would not like to talk

    Tell her to lodge a complaint at police station as a service to other women, who are suffering like this but have no help or means to take action.

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    High time Piumi Hansamali decides to go to the police.
    Puimi has said that refraining from taking action was ” …..due to sentimental attachments to the perpetrator, and for reasons of privacy………”.
    What about the video crew?
    Getting ‘Curiouser and Curiouser’!
    .
    Will someone explain the use of the word ‘Misogynist’?.

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      Hi Pillai,
      misogynist
      noun [ C ] UK ​ /mɪˈsɒdʒ.ən.ɪst/ US ​ /mɪˈsɑː.dʒən.ɪst/

      a man who hates women or believes that men are much better than women


      It is just the conditioned mind set of the average people down there – you may notice it them saying…. how could they drive on the roads, they are the weakened women etc. That is not the case in Europe or any other civilized world. The women are considered equally capable of doing the same work as the men do. Ironically, these men have no shame to sit in a plane or an express train being piloted/driven by a female crew.
      :
      I think lanken WOMEN should come forward LET ALONE today to fight these men and teach them a lession. See, how the buggers, that are sent to the parliament react when a female MP/minister would stand and utter the truths but truths?. Hirunika Premachandra is becoming a big voice against any kind of most known criminals in and out of the parliament. Most of all the CRIMEs perpetrated by former MAFIA boss’s family members. Also a reason those crimes being continued by very same gangs – mysogenistic feelings towards the women. Women are made to believe that they are lower to men in the society.

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    The police have better things to do this Avurudhu season like to waste time staring at these whore’s tit-bits on social media. Another favourite Police past time is to take hands-on lessons in massaging their batons before anointing with oil.

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    Domestic violence is the major problem for Sri lankan women. Not the other things who talk about ‘Feminist views or Woman empowerment. In this the woman says she has another boy friend, and the former boy friend beat her. Men should be civilized to discard such cheap women instead of getting personal and beating her. Violence should be stopped by the police. THIS WOMAN SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED AS ANY ONE THAT SHOULD BE FOLLOWED. SHE IS JUST CHEAP.

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      ‘ The religion scholars and Pharisees led in a woman who has been caught in adultery. They stood her in plain sight of everyone and said,
      ” Teacher,this woman was caught red- handed in the act of adultery.
      .. the Law,gives orders to stone such persons. What do you say?”
      They were trying to trap Him,in to saying something …so they could bring charges against Him.
      …they kept badgering Him..He straightened up and said, ” The sinless one among you,go first;
      Throw the stone”….
      Hearing that they walked away.. one after the other..
      Jesus stood up and spoke to the woman.
      ” Woman,where are they? Does no one condemn you?”
      ” No one, Master.”
      ” Neither do I,” said Jesus. Go on your way. From now on don’t sin”.
      ( John.ch.8. Holy Bible).

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      JD,
      Victims of violence are never cheap. However, you are DIRT CHEAP!
      Cheers!

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        Sri lankan donkeys may bray. but, even in most democratic women get beaten and killed even by those who talk about it. Some time ago, I remember a case of young, well educated girl was killed and finally found it was the wife of her OLD SENATOR LOVER who had the contract on her. Women should have some discipline and not be bit3ches. she cheat her present ex-boy friend by hooking with another new. The old one beat her. So what. Civilized girls should not go to watch any of her events.

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    There’s far more history and context to these dramas than meets the eye…if everything unfolds in public, the reasons why she didn’t take legal action will come to light..it is to avoid that and still gain public sympathy that these selectively chosen actions are used by the victim..

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    In Sri Lanka, it’s not defence secretary, but should be secretary to/of the ministry of defence.

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    If you understand sinhala, please read the post, before judging her. She is regretting her decision to note press charges – not just for herself, but on behalf of all women who get beaten up at the hands of their romantic partners.

    It is a crime – and should not be condoned by any one – to beat up another human being- regardless of your judgement of the victim’s character. It is not buddhist!!

    Sri Lankan society, of course does not abide by buddhism’s real gems: non-violence, loving kindness and non-judgment. This is yet another example of such.

    I hope there’s re groups that can help her, and those like her to fight for their right to exist in a manner to their satisfaction without getting beaten up. There should be shelters for women (and men) who have suffered domestic abuse, at the hand of family members.

    Perhaps Sirisena would take up the cause of these victims as well. Perhaps Ranil will get US help not just to try Gota for war crimes, but also for domestic abuse? Pipe dreams…..

    Our politicians are useless. The people have to take matters to their own hands and work to improve our society from inside out. Really ask themselves whether they are living by the tenets of the very religions they claim to follow and defend to death!

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    The fellows who committed this crime against this woman should be arrested, tried and if found guilty he/they must serve hard time. If this happened to my daughter, he better run for his life.

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    Police might be waiting for her to state that now she has no more sentimental feelings towards him.

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    She might have deserved such treatment . So the man seems to have exercised his human rights correctly! She is a woman all right, but that is no excuse. She cannot escape her Karma!

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      Pathetic. I can hardly believe my eyes ..reading the above -‘deserved such treatment..the man seems to have exercised his ‘ human rights’.
      Is this the legacy you want to pass on to the next generation of ‘men’- ?disrespect,control,be harsh with a woman..?
      Someone in authority,please speak up and make a difference- before some man treats ‘ your’ daughters and sisters in the same manner.

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    We can safely construe that the perpetrator has the protection of the politician. We very well know how worst criminal offences have been overlooked and swept under the carpet. Glaring before our eyes is the brutal murder of Lasantha Wickramatunga, and other Media persons of repute during the past regime and adding insult to injury the present Govt. is shamefully and openly prevent and avoid bringing the perpetrators to justice. Shame on you Mr. President and Prime Minister.

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    ‘ The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence of the good people.’
    – Dr.M.L.King –

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    Actually she is letting down all women if she does not bravely press charges.Or maybe she does not need to because the Video say enough for the police to take action against the thug.This is a humiliating video for all women and maybe it was meant for that purpose.

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    We are lead by ponnaiah’s, how will justice prevail?

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    All these days I thought that assaulting, harassing, and even killing of women is part of our culture. Sinhalese do that, Tamils do that so why such a big fuss? I remember Katharagama Queen and how young damsel was paraded naked before killing her by shooting by a military pervert goon. Also remember the number of naked girls and women and men in the hands of the military in and around 2009 who were supposed to have surrendered. Do you also remember how these same evil goons are treated as war heroes and fully protected by Sinhala politicians. These goons are even sent to the UN office to represent SL. Also remember LTTE goons murdering the great tamil woman Thiranagama in cold blood simply because she made some logical and rational comments. As a nation we have lost our bearings totally thanks to our politicians, political system and racism. Religions further enhanced these curses. Sadly no one seems to be safe, even the most criminal thugs are not safe as they are gunned down effortlessly.

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    Those two are match made in heaven. One is as bad as the other. Truth is some women are attracted to violent men.

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