Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Increase in rapes involving Sri Lankan school teachers
Mon, Jan 28, 2013, 11:16 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 28, Colombo: The Education Ministry of Sri Lanka says that there has been an increase in the number of rape cases involving school teachers.

Deputy Education Minister Vijayamuni Zoysa has told a local media that teachers involved in such incidents will be suspended from service.

The Education Ministry will join with the Women's Affairs Ministry and National Child Protection Authority (NCPA) to formulate laws to deal with child rape, the Deputy Minister has said.

Zoysa has explained that when a compliant of child abuse or rape is received against a school teacher, the teacher has to be suspended and an inquiry should be held into the matter.

He has added that the Education Ministry gives priority to attend to such complaints.

Meanwhile, the main opposition United National Party (UNP) has decided to take up the issue of rape in Sri Lanka with overseas human rights groups.

A recent gang rape of a 47-year-old woman sparked anger in the country and local women's rights group staged protests in the Sri Lankan capital.

According to the women's activist group Lak Vanitha, about 1,400 rapes recorded each year in Sri Lanka.



ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Sri Lanka Army allocates land free to set up new businesses for victims of Salawa explosion
-- [2 hours ago]
Government rejects former president's allegations of selling national assets
-- [2 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Fisheries Minister appoints committee to study illegal fishing methods
-- [3 hours ago]
Fitch Ratings lowers Sri Lankan banks sector outlook for 2017 to negative from stable
-- [3 hours ago]
Sri Lanka aims to make Hambanthota Port an income generating enterprise with Chinese support
-- [4 hours ago]
Sri Lanka's President calls for averting environment conducive for bribery and corruption in government
-- [5 hours ago]
New plan to revive Sri Lanka's struggling handloom industry
-- [6 hours ago]
Sri Lanka appoints ministerial sub-committee to achieve sustainable development goals by 2030
-- [7 hours ago]
Largest ever cocaine haul in South Asia detected in India-bound ship at Sri Lanka port
-- [7 hours ago]
Indian Garment N Fabric Expo - 2017 in Sri Lanka next month
-- [7 hours ago]

Copyright © 2000, 2012 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, 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 LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.