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* Police deny allegations of sexual abuse against women and children in Northern Sri Lanka by security forces personnel
Wed, Mar 26, 2014, 08:52 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 26, Colombo: A senior police officer in Sri Lanka's North has denied that women and children in the Northern areas are being sexually abused by security forces personnel.

Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Police for Jaffna district, Rohan Dias has denied the allegations made by Northern Provincial Councilor Ananthi Sasitharan that there are soldiers stationed near private residences in the North and women and girls are being sexually abused by security forces personnel.

He has reportedly said that investigations into these allegations had revealed that it is their relatives, fathers, grandfathers or neighbors who had committed sexual abuses.

The senior officer has observed that last year 17 girls below the age of 16, and 16 women had been subjected to sexual abuses while so far this year, four teenagers and 19 women had fallen victims to rape.

DIG Dais has added that all these victims were abused by relatives or residents of Jaffna.

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