Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* More children raped in Sri Lanka last year than adult women
Wed, Apr 10, 2013, 08:57 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 10, Colombo: Chief Government Whip Minister Dinesh Gunawardena told Sri Lanka parliament that children have been recorded as the most victimized where sexual abuse and rape were concerned.

The Sri Lankan government says that a total of 3,859 cases of rape and sexual abuse have been reported in the country in 2012.

The number of child rapes had been the highest at 1,759 as opposed to rape of women which was recorded at 330.

Gunawardena has made this statement in repose to a question raised by JVP parliamentarian Sunil Handunnetti.

A total of 1,194 cases of child abuse had also been recorded in 2012 while 547 children and 29 women had been sexually harassed during the year.

Right activists say the actual numbers could be higher as some incidents go unreported due to fear of reprisal from the perpetrators and social stigma.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Jaffna University students peacefully protest demanding justice for colleagues' deaths
-- [4 hours ago]
Sri Lankan government to abolish the minimum room rates imposed on city hotels from March 2017
-- [5 hours ago]
Sri Lanka needs a new Constitution since the war ended - PM
-- [5 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Marxist party says 2017 budget is an 'empty shell'
-- [6 hours ago]
Meeriyabedda landslide displaced families get 75 new Army-built houses
-- [7 hours ago]
Price reduced drugs through Osusala from today
-- [7 hours ago]
Three missing Sri Lankan fishermen stranded in Dhanushkodi
No room in the country for conflicts based on languages - President
Sri Lankan sailor found dead in ship at Dhamra port in Odisha
Rangana Herath to captain Sri Lanka in Zimbabwe

Copyright © 2000, 2012 by (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.