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* Sri Lanka Child Development and Women's Affairs Minister suggests death penalty for rape
Mon, Feb 11, 2013, 08:58 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 11, Colombo: Child Development and Women's Affairs Minister of Sri Lanka Tissa Karalliyadde has pointed out that implementing the death penalty was the best way to deal with rape.

The Minister has stressed that the government needs to focus on amending the laws to deal with sexual harassment and rape.

He has added that it needed to be given priority before other development projects in the country.

According to the Minister, development projects to uplift the economy would not matter if issues like child rape and sexual harassment against women are not addressed.

A report on the implementation of the death sentence has already been submitted to the Attorney Generals' Department, Minister Karalliyadde has said.

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