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* Legal Aid Commission of Sri Lanka to inform President of failures of authorities to address increase in harassment
Wed, Jan 1, 2014, 11:07 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 01, Colombo: The Legal Aid Commission of Sri Lanka will inform President Mahinda Rajapaksa in writing of the failures by the authorities to address the increase in cases of harassment against children and women.

The Legal Aid Commission has noted that certain actions of the media like the publicity given to incidents on cases of harassment against children and women have increased such incidents in the country.

Commissioner of the Legal Aid Commission, U.R. de Silva told a private radio station that the relevant state authorities have failed to address the issue and take appropriate action to prevent such incidents from taking place.

He said that the Commission will complain about the failure of the relevant state authorities in writing and verbally to the President.

According to de Silva, the Commission will request the President to direct the state authorities to set up a mechanism to address the increasing numbers of harassment of children and women.

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