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Rajitha And His Son Notified To Appear Before Courts

Cabinet Spokesman Minister Rajitha Senaratne and his son Eksath Senarathne have been issues notices to appear before the Colombo High Courts on April 2 over the abduction of an under-age girl.

Eksath Senarathne and the girl

Eksath Senarathne and the girl

The notice has been issued today following the controversy that emerged earlier this week over the abduction of a 17-year old girl by the Minister’s son.

It was on Sunday that a mother and father from the Kirulapone held a press conference and announced that Rajitha’s son abducted their underage daughter and pleaded for some information about her.

The victimized father – Gamini Ranasinghe said his daughter was abducted on February 14 and that she was preparing for the London O/L exams during the time of the abduction.

The parents accused that both the Minister and his wife are aware of their daughter being kept at their official residence in Colombo and said although due to the initial interference of the NCPA they managed to get their child back, she was once again abducted on April 6.

The Minister however rejected the charges and said the girl came with his son willingly due to some issues with her parents. He said the parents’ charges are part of a mud-slinging campaign and said he would take legal action against the parents.
Police Spokesman stated the preliminary investigations have revealed during the time of the incident, the girl had been over 17 years.

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*Photo – Rajitha and the girl

MEDIA STATEMENT MADE BY PARENTS OF THE GIRL 

We, Gamini Ranasinghe and Damini Indira Rodrigo of No 8/1 Lionel Edirisinghe Mawatha Colombo 05 are the parents of Dinithi Aloka Ranasinghe aged 17 who is being forcibly kept by Eksath Senaratne , younger son of Minister of Health Rajitha Senaratne at an undisclosed location. Our daughter has been kept away from us forcibly for over a year without us being aware of her well being – we have filed a habeas corpus application in this connection in the High Court of Colombo, seeking our daughter’s release. (Case No HCWA 02/2015 ).

Our daughter Dinithi was taken from school forcibly by Eksath Senaratne and Oshala Herath in vehicles from the Ministry of Fisheries, (at the time Rajith Senaratne was the Minister of Fisheries) in February 2014– following our pleadings, she was shown to us briefly. When we complained to the Cinnamon Gardens Police Station and The National Child Protection Authority and the Minister’s wife Sujatha Senaratne promised to even send her to us and allow her to continue her education.

However , this never happened and our daughter has since been kept in their custody. We have not been able to see our daughter or have any contact with her up to now, causing us great pain of mind.

We have now been made to understand by reliable quarters that Minister Rajitha Senaratne and his son are planning to take our daughter secretly out of Sri Lanka by using a forged passport (her passport is in our custody and bears the no N0912666).

We voted for Good Governance and change in abuse of state power and would like to see the principles of Good Governance applied to our case ; we thereby request His Excellency The President Maithripala Sirisena and the Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and Minister Rosy Senanayake Minister of Women’s Affairs to grant us justice.

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  • 29
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    The girl has eloped with the Minister’s son. The parents are demanding the Minister to return their daughter.

    She is no longer a child after 16 years. The police cannot force her to go against her will. The Minister supports his son & girls decision not to return.

    There is no case here.

    • 31
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      May be so Vibushana, but there is something called due process which is what the present government keeps preaching about. As parents and an a senior politician he should advise the girl and his son on how to handle such matters. As a politician he might not be capable of such decency I guess. Further he should not politicise neither should he undermine this issue as a mudslinging campaign by the UPFA

      I feel for the parent’s daughter here.

      • 22
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        Pot Shot

        Perhaps you consider the nature of their relationship. If both are in love and want to be with each other let them be. Hope police and courts act in the best interest of the young ones.

        You should be asking a simple question did the father and son kidnap this girl with an intention to demand ransom or rape the her as happened in many passed cases.

        In fact the girl was at home with minister and his WIFE.

        Let the courts decide.

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          Native Vedda

          “You should be asking a simple question did the father and son kidnap this girl with an intention to demand ransom or rape the her as happened in many passed cases.”

          That is normally done by Gotabaya Rajapaksa and his crobies, using White Vans.

          This is a case of “Love”, I guess.

          • 8
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            Amarasiri

            “This is a case of “Love”, I guess.”

            I believe so.

            Hope parents, relatives, media, politicians, …………. do not ruin their life.

            Most parents in this island do not want to see their children in happy loving relationship.

            I suspect the parents share their DNA with
            Wee Thamihz Senior Journalist D: Siva Sankaran Sarma Menon
            which obviously makes them very unhappy people.

            I also suspect
            Wee Thamihz Senior Journalist D: Siva Sankaran Sarma Menon
            inherited his unhappy gene from
            Thiruvengadam Vellupillai Prabaharan.

            • 18
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              Yes we all support true love, but Sinhala Buddhist men love early and use their love machine quickly, after some time send their women to middle east for their happy life. lazy buggers….

              • 15
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                J.Muthu

                Let them enjoy while their stock of testosterone last.

                You are being jealous, aren’t you.

                Your men get marry at the age of 39 after helping the family earning during their prime life, pay for sister’s dowry and her wedding expenses, brother in laws sisters dowry and her wedding expenses, nieces’ wedding expenses and their dowry ………… No end to his responsibilities.

                By the time your men get marry you know what. How do you manage?

              • 12
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                J.Muthu0 is so jealous!

                Muthu took a toxic dose of Viagra, but still he could not make it!! Frustrated Muthu is now cursing the able Sinhala men!!!

                • 4
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                  @NV and Real Peace,I cant stop laughing at your comments but how true it is!

              • 8
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                J. Muthu,

                How long does your love machine last?

                A full one and half minutes max.?

                For the sake of your family life, I certainly hope so.

                Cheers!

      • 8
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        Two days ago, this man, the father of the Eloped girl, Gamini Ranasingha was telling media that His family and Senarathna family are good friends,
        until the love story of youngsters came to light.
        So what Bull shit he is talking and politicising the Issue now with the Booruwangsa, for money.
        Any How Senarathnas Must Obey To the Law of Sri Lanka and Show to the society, that they are not above the Law of the Country.

        I Hope, The new couple will Marry and Not file for divorce within two , three years. As they are not mature enough to live a married life.
        [ BUT now a days, the Youngsters think that they know every things and wants teach parents and other elders also].

        • 5
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          JULAMPITIYE AMARAYA

          “BUT now a days, the Youngsters think that they know every things and wants teach parents and other elders also”

          Man how old are you? You sound like a grumpy old man. Cheer up.

          • 3
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            N V.
            Man, I am Shy to say my age. But I have Two Grand sons,
            3 years one guy and 01 month old one guy
            One in Europe and The other one In Sri lanka.
            So Just calculate my age,
            By the way, Are YOU also planning to ELOPE ?????????.
            Do not DO that Man!!!!!.
            I feel sorry For the Girl as She may have to under go many Historical things !!!!!!

      • 1
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        The due process; what is that ?

        Girl eloped with the boy.

        What else ?

    • 8
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      Eksath Senarathne and the girl – Teenage “Love”

      “Cabinet Spokesman Minister Rajitha Senaratne and his son Eksath Senarathne have been issues notices to appear before the Colombo High Courts on April 2 over the abduction of an under-age girl.”

      “over the abduction of a 17-year old girl by the Minister’s son”

      “Photo – Rajitha and the girl” Happy Girl.

      “Police Spokesman stated the preliminary investigations have revealed during the time of the incident, the girl had been over 17 years.”

      So we have a case of “Voluntary Abduction”. called consent by a girl who NOT under age, generally called eloping. The Parents of the girl should be happy because the gild found her love and caring future in-Laws.

      Did Mahinda Rajapaksa and his cronies have a hand in this.

      • 4
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        Amarasiri

        “Did Mahinda Rajapaksa and his cronies have a hand in this.”

        What are you talking about. Of course! especially Balu Gamanpola, Moda Boruwnasa and the former Powerful Defense Secretary Hon Gota.

        cheers

    • 5
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      This is pure mud slinging action – anyway, why CT want this kind of articles to be given attention is beyond questionable.

      • 0
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        What kind of people are these? Letting their son elope with an underage girl. Washing their dirty linen in public!

        Surely, They will guide us to Yaha palanaya, Suddenly the cabinet is swelling? looks like Mahinda tactics continue?

        How can you polish a turd Leela?

    • 8
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      Ministers MUST set a good example to family life and respect for parents, specially when it comes to marriages. The girl may be legally an adult, but in maturity she scores ZERO. A minister must not favor their somewhat sex starved male son (who is also not much mature at 17)and take advantage of a misguided and vulnerable female teenager. The whole think stinks, and it seems MoRon has played his card well by releasing one of his HIDDEN FILES. Sri Lankan politicians make me sick!

    • 3
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      The question here is that if you -or any of the other who see no wrong – were in the same position as Rajitha and wife, would you do the same? I certainly would not – parents and children MUST be given the time to resolve their own problems free of interference.

      Surely there must be a moral compass hidden somewhere in the much-professed Yahapalanaya?

    • 3
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      Parents are DUMB especially a Businessman father, whose decision is a Loss not profitable, She is OVER 16 at the time of the incident… The parents are AFTER MONEY and probably neglected the daughter, who felt that she was losing LOVE at home especially at her age.. The parents were NOT there for her WHEN it mattered. So she looked for love elsewhere.

      NO amount of luxury can replace quality time spent with the children..

      BUT..
      Rajitha being a parent should have spoken to his son and the girls parents. He also should have known these are kids below 20 who SHOULD be pursuing higher education so that they may face the world in a better way.. At this age, if they marry and have a kid.. what parental guidance is Mr Rajitha providing for these kids? It will be a case of ” Kids having Kids” which may be a social problem in time to come.. It’s happening in the west and is a strain on the welfare support system….where young mothers try to live of child support and govt hand outs…If this is the type of society we are planning to have in SL, GOD BLESS SL…

    • 1
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      She is OVER 16, so as per SL law it is ILLEGAL for the parents to hold back her passport.She can request the court to ask her parents to surrender her passport and for her to be handed over her travel document.

      YES Its their daughter BUT they left room for her to look for love elsewhere and are TAKING ACTION after almost or over a year… They should stop blaming EVERYTHING on yahapalanaya… The incident occoured way before the elections

    • 2
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      Eksath Senarathne

      Here is a song for you to sing to your “Love”.

      Somewhere My Love – Andy Williams

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YrRMQsnSvAE

    • 2
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      If the young couple is genuinely fond of each other, nobody should interfere. Including parents. Period.

      However, this does not smell good. Girl is still a child. Her parents should have a say in the matter. Senaratne seniors should act like responsible parents as well.

      It looks like Senaratne family is abusing political power, despite their “Good Governance (GG)” credentials.

      Girl’s parents seem truly disturbed by the situation. Going public with a personal matter seems like their last desperate resort.

      Cheers!

      PS:
      I applaud girl’s parents for not wanting to see their precious daughter mingle with offspring of politicians. It means only trouble, more often than not.

      Then again in love and war there are no rules.

  • 31
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    Deeply embarrassing that two senior medical professionals – one of them a senior politician and the cabinet spokesman, no less – would permit a sixteen year old girl to be brought into their house to sleep with their son. Not insisting she attends school and keeping her away from her parents, irrespective of the circumstances, makes them very poor examples of social and moral responsibility.

    Blame it as you might on political mud slinging, this stigma, if correct,is not going away that easily.

    • 6
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      I have to say these two medical professionals are pretty arrogant when they refer to the girl as someone who belongs to a family much lower than them in the social scale. Typical bl***y Sri Lankan doctors who think they are cut above the God. Yet they feel happy to have the services of this girl for their son. If they don’t want to touch the girl with even a barge pole, then why harbor her in their home, and allow their son to desecrate the girl. It does not make much sense to me. May be they take their condoms off wearing white gloves, their class have this MO!

    • 4
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      Aha

      Please stop being a hypocrite for a second. How many men are virgin when they tie the knot?

      “would permit a sixteen year old girl to be brought into their house to sleep with their son.”

      It is not the case that Sri Lankan men are blessed with great sense of perverted imagination and suffer from jealousy?

      Haven’t you ever had wet dreams, jacked up in crowded buses, groped during Vesak celebrations, straighten your legs under the front seat in cinemas, ………. familiar with porn, focused on certain pages of National Geographical Magazine, stared at women feeding their children, abused female domestic help, …………

      If the answer is no then you are not a Sri Lankan therefore you have no right to comment on citizens of this island.

      • 3
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        Right through your reply you do not express an opinion – is this right or wrong?

        Parents and children often have arguments and disagreements but they must sort there issues on their own.

        If you keep an open house – as the Senaratnes have done -and an easy way out, she will run away to an environment where all is forgiven. Put your self in the position of the parents – as many are put theses days – of threats to jump in front of trains etc for the slightest disagreement.

        Your argument that many abuses are happening so it is all okay is laughable and reflects the real reason you chose your pseudo name.

        • 1
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          aha

          “Your argument that many abuses are happening so it is all okay is laughable and reflects the real reason you chose your pseudo name.”

          If you thought I encourage more abuses you are wrong.

          You must realise you are not appointed to guard women’s body assuming that you are a frustrated old man who abhor romance, love and sex.

          If you are so worried about morality please demand the state to provide 11 Million free Chastity belts to all born and living female in this island.

          One should not pick and chose from morality according one’s whims and fancies.

  • 24
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    Why did Rajitha Senaratne contact the parents first and thereafter inform the police? Is’nt he aware of the cultural norms in our society?

    What sort of example are these politicians setting in our society?

    Dr.RN

    • 1
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      Cultural norm? Sinhalese and most probably Tamil cultural norm is father, Rajitha, should oppose this previously approved marriage, because in the last couple of months Rajitha became very important and powerful man in the country and father should force the son to find a new super rich girl who matches to their new family status. This is our cultural norm… So my conclusion is Rajitha’s action is commendable… showed his respect to his young son’s wishes. If they broke the law, it should be challenged , but it is a different story….

  • 8
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    what did the parents do for 1 year?? Actually children do this when parenting is poor so if somebody else shows love and affection naturally they are drawn. Parents are to be blamed for this girls action.

    • 9
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      Yes parents should arrange their daughters someone to sleep with when they just reach puberty in 12 or 13. Then only the daughters obey parents. ROFL. Ane FACEBOOK.

    • 6
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      Katie

      “Parents are to be blamed for this girls action.”

      Have you ever fallen in love and learn how testosterone work in young adults. Nature provides high octane, don’t blame the kids, whether the Minister, his wife and his son acted in the best interest of the silly girl is the criteria by which you judge them.

      I have come to the conclusion that you have never been in love and the chances are you will never be in a loving relationship.

    • 9
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      Kattie yiou are right. What did the parents do all this time? many reasons there may be for airing this now.

      Secondly who is the loving father or mother who will air this episode over the TV. That girl has no other choice to marry the Senarath brat.She was ruined not by the Sernatnas but by her own parents.

  • 7
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    Lets see what happens in court.

  • 7
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    This clearly indicates that Rajitha’s son also has got a Pe*** just like Mahinda’s three sons.
    Rajitha is in positive of Mahinda- next PM propoganda.

  • 3
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    Any how the story is romantic and it is boner time.

  • 8
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    native veddah pls if you have under gage daughter or younger sister send to them. rajitha has other son.

    • 3
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      rajitha

      Do you think the girl is safer in Buddhist monastery, Hindu temple, church, mosque, orphanage, destitute children’s home, police custody, on the street, ……………. ?

      Believe Eksath Senaratne’s mother is also sharing the same house maybe his grandma too. If the girl is not safe in his house she will not find any other safer sanctuary in this island.

      If she was kidnapped of course the long arm of the law should prevail. There is always two sides of the story. Present all of them in a court of law (not police station) and let the judge decide. If the court finds father and son being guilty of kidnap then both should be punished according to the law of the land.

      Let the government apply good governance to this case.

  • 1
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    you are right Kamal. photo of his son like [Edited out]

  • 4
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    Nobody seem to consider the views of the child which is the most important aspect in a case such as this. The child here is over 17 years of age and it appears she’d rather remain with the alleged abductors than the parents. We also do not know how she was treated by her parents that prompted her to go with the abductors.

  • 4
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    when i look at the couple i wonder whether the girl has abducted rajitha’s son.A few years after marriage he won’t be grinning like that.

  • 2
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    I think rajitha’s son [Edited out]

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      shankar

      “I think rajitha’s son [Edited out]”

      Did you see him naked? If not how do you know?

      • 2
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        my dear native veddha,to put your mind and your imagination running riot at rest,i was referring to his wide toothy smile and not his lower anatomy as you seem to infer.I woudn’t do that to a young fella whom i do not know even,because it is a below the belt shot.

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          shankar

          You old pervert.

          I was referring to love bite marks on the boys chest.

  • 4
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    Rajitha: What is the age of consent in Sri Lanka? How old is your son? Is it appropriate for you to encourage a young girl getting ready for O-levels to elope with your son and then shack up in sin at your house? Immoral no?

  • 4
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    So Rajitha, how young do you want your Son to marry ? or is he Gay and effeminate and you think you can “cure” him by forcing a girl on him? If this is true love then what is the age gap? What is the age of consent for consensual sex in Sri Lanka? Why the hurry to sleep with her?

  • 2
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    Living together is socially not accepted in Sri Lanka as in the west, Australia, New Zealand etc: I hope Rajitha and wife notified the girl’s parents that the children if they were not underage were with them on their own free will and the girls parents gave approval. Was the girl unhappy with the parents at home? Did Rajitha and wife look into the girls education as she was supposed to be a good student under her parents?
    The publicity is due to a minister being involved. These things happen in all sectors of society but in most cases goes un-noticed and only the concerned families are involved.

  • 3
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    Minister Rajitha Senaratne has set a bad example to the parents of this
    country.He is considered a highly respected medical practitioner, a
    minister and chief spokesperson for the current govt. Why did he not look into their education level and their future, age of the girl and his son, before he allowed the girl to stay in his house as he will not
    remain a minister for ever to support this teenage couple, who cannot find employment to manage their living. As a matter courtesy, Hon Minister should have visited the parents of the girl, as this is tradition of Sinhala people,and arranged an early marriage, and they of cause will become a burden on their parents.

    The elite brats of the ministers have caused their parents enough headaches and in some cases, they were supported by their parents. Created security breeches, drunk in night clubs causing bodily harm to tourists and also meddled with the cricket board on player selections.
    were some of the interferences by the brats, the public know. Some are surprised that Hon. minister with his good background, assisted his son in thuggery. These brats should be kept in their places.

    Of course, the opposition is making a mountain of a maul hill out of the issue and doubt whether the parents of the girl were bribed to create problems for the minister and the party.

  • 0
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    He needs to see a [Edited out]

  • 3
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    This woman says ;
    “Our daughter Dinithi was taken from school forcibly by Eksath Senaratne and Oshala Herath in vehicles from the Ministry of Fisheries, (at the time Rajith Senaratne was the Minister of Fisheries) in February 2014– following our pleadings, she was shown to us briefly. When we complained to the Cinnamon Gardens Police Station and The National Child Protection Authority and the Minister’s wife Sujatha Senaratne promised to even send her to us and allow her to continue her education.”.

    So in sri lanka,
    WHEN, each and every time girls eloped with boys,
    President, Prime minister, children and women affairs minister are RESPONSIBLE for that.????????????????????????????.

    THIS is how they rear their Childrens. giving example to the world???.
    We saw Jarapassa’s childrens, how they behave?.
    We saw Kudu Merwin’s children’s, how they behave?.
    We saw Maithripala’s children, how they behave?.
    We saw DM Jayarthna’s children, how they behave?.
    We saw Rambukwella’s children, how they behave?.

    ” Gahe Katu ul karanna Awashya netha “

    For one year What they, the girls parents have done,???/
    waited for a Grand child?????.
    then why not ask from that time president Jarapassa and defence guy Hothambaya to send white van to rajitha senarathna house?.

    Now Going after Booruwansa????????????.
    OH Oh,
    According to BOORUWANGSA,
    this is also a foreign conspiracy against JARAPASSAS!!!!!!!.

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    He needs to see a [Edited out]

  • 3
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    Irrespective of legal issues, there are moral, social and cultural aspects that go into this case. A young boy and a girl falling for each other is an accepted fact. But the society expects leading professionals cum Ministers to set an example. This is a matter that could be talked out between the parents and if necessary third party mediation can be provided as many counselors would only be too happy to see the welfare of the young. (Of course assuming that as a result the counselor, himself or herself would not be put to an embarrassing position in being a good Samaritan.)

    This incident only tarnishes the images of President Sirisena, the candidate who promised Yahapalanaya and Premier Wickramasinghe, who is expected to maintain high standards in selecting his cabinet. The impression the average people has is that Minister Senaratne has facilitated a live doll for his son.

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    I cannot see what this girl sees in this boy. [Edited out]

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      thrishu

      “I cannot see what this girl sees in this boy. [Edited out]”

      You haven’t seen the real thing whereas she would have felt from miles away.

      Not every girl has the ability to find a partner. Are you yearning for one for the past 60 odd years?

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      [Edited out]

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    “The victimized father – Gamini Ranasinghe said his daughter was abducted on February 14 and that she was preparing for the London O/L exams during the time of the abduction.”

    Doesn’t this fool know the meaning of abduction.If someone goes on their own free will then how can it be abduction.You have to force a person to go like what gota did with white vans to call it abduction,not if a girl of 17 years and 4 months willingly goes too live with him.

    This seems to be more of a case where a mother and father are worried that their daughter has fallen in love with a guy who is not worthy of her.The same old story that so many parents in srilanka are going through at the moment and nothing extraordinary about it other than the fact that this is a high profile case and the mother has taken advantage of the publicity that it has generated. Punchisingho in the rural areas and Mr and mrs perera in town also must be having enough headaches like this but nobody is bothered about it because that is life.If you don’t want these headaches then you better not have children because they are bound to give you some problems but overall the joy they give you will more than compensate you for that and you will one day die happy that you had them.

    The parents have to just let them go and get on with their lives and learn from their life mistakes as they grow up.If the cuckoo one day wants to leave the nest and start its own nest you can’t fight against nature and best is not to create psychological problems for the young couple who already going through turbulent mental problems and just welcome them home as a couple and let them get on with their lives.

  • 3
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    Romeo & Juliet ! It is not our business so let us stop pontificating. All of us have children and we know how these things happen. Even the law should be lenient.

  • 1
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    oh dear the girl seems to have gone voluntarily and their is no case of abduction,its just a case of manipulation by the politicians to gain cheap mileage

    I#m sure even grumpy fellows like K A Sumanasekera wont mind teenagers being in love

  • 1
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    This Started before the election, somehow it died down! The basic fact is: she is 16 now 17 and can give consent for sex with anyone! She has to wait till 18 to get married! This commotion is because the father is a minister and they could blackmail him! I am sure MaRa is behind this probably paid the prents trying to politicize the issue. The police could have filed a case? But haven’t!!! Why? If it was a commoner nothing would have happened. When Duminda abused a 13 year old and kept many abducted women in hotels what was the action Mr. MARA. I know one wrong does not justify another. However, this is within the legal limits!! While Dumiyas cases were not!!!

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    The matter could be decided by the courts based on the age, girls statement etc. However, there is some other interested parties, to publish photos of these young people, pretending to be good persons but certainly with hidden agenda to embarass Minister Rajitha S.

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      dcn

      the photos show a happy couple and the ‘abducted’ girl hugging rajitha,so how could the photos ’embarass’ him?It only shows that there was no abduction which word rajitha’s blood pressure goes up when mentioned.You have got the wrong end of the stick it seems all topsy turvy.Do you get up late and have breakfast for lunch,and lunch for dinner and dinner for breakfast at 5AM and then go to sleep?

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        Shankar

        What you have stated about breakfast, lunch, dinner must be happening to you. So don’t try telling same to me. If the girl has been living happily and as per the photo, hugging Rajitha, shouldn’t both Rajitha and his wife tried to persuade the girl to go back to her parents and also arrange with them to accept her. Rajitha, a senior politician, apart from both he and his wife, mature medical professionals, should have acted as more responsible persons.

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          dcn

          “shouldn’t both Rajitha and his wife tried to persuade the girl to go back to her parents and also arrange with them to accept her.”

          Aren’t you transferring Mr and Mrs Ranasinghe’s duties onto rajitha?Next You will want him to babysit also for the 1st child.

          Even if he wanted to do as you say,when young people are adamant what can he do?Only parents who have gone through the same when they were young would understand this sort of things.You must have had an arranged marriage and would not understand.In the rural areas couples are committing suicide for these type of things.

          Aren’t you also violating this young couples democratic and human rights in trying to force them to do something they don’t want?

          PS.I’am penning this after my steak for dinner at 5 AM.

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            Shankar

            You must be really eating your dinner steak at 5 a.m. plus may be drunk as well.

            I have never mentioned referred by you –
            “Even if wanted to do so as you say, when young oeople are adamant what can he do?”

            The girl who is a MINOR, has been kept at Rajitha’s residence should have been handed back to the child’s parents honourably and Rajitha and his wife should have acted very irresponsibly.

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    This is gutter press guys. Giving prominence to some silly issues. There are more important issues than to divert our attention to a family drama.

    The boy and girl eloped. Neither the police nor the judiciary have a role to play here. They are not minors. Typical Sri Lankan egomania. The parents of the girl can’t accept that their daughter really left them for this boy. So they have to come up with a face saving excercise – kidnap.

    The police should charge the parents of the girl for causing public mischief.

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    Dinithi who is seventeen years plus has two younger sisters who really miss her presence and being denied contact by two professional doctors speaks for the sad sense of greed there is irrespective of the family bonds that are traditionally preserved in our culture and which therefore makes our society worth emulating by the rest of the world. Dear Drs, please facilitate Dinithi returning to school education as she has successfully passed London O/L and also make positive ways for Dinithi to go and see up her two younger sisters and for those younger sisters to meet up and speak with their elder sister. What is the meaning of parenthood if mother, father and children cannot enjoy the fundamental right to grow up together ? What examples arise from this sad situation that would not damage the respect we expect children to have for their elders. Be courteous please to the two younger sisters whose pain of mind and confusion is so great, that has seriously affected their studies and health. Minister of Health it’s time for you to stand up for the good health of this nation and our peoples. Consider the rights of the children, the two younger sisters of Dinithi, and ofcourse of Dinithi’s as well. Love is not unselfish greed.

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    CORRECTION PLEASE OF LAST SENTENCE

    Love is not selfish greed.

    Thank you
    Ranjan Joseph
    (Senior Journalist)

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    According to the Penal Code,a human being under the age of 18 (eighteen) years of age is deemed to be a child. Again there are different interpretations when the age of the child is over 16 years of age, and needs to be given attention on a case by case basis. It would be quite considerate not put blame on children who would as is the experiences in the lives of innumerable families, believe whole-heartedly that it is their respective childhood decisions, that are comprehensively, quite correct. This as we parents all know, is the process of children growing up to become adults. Gentle, prudent and persuasive parental care enables children who are between the ages of 16 and 18 to optimize their personality development, so that by the time they become adults, they are also competent and capable citizens. The Penal Code, meanwhile, rightly addresses the responsibility with relevant persons, to inform law enforcement authorities, of any legally tenable abuse.

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