Aug 01, Colombo: Sri Lanka's main opposition United National Party (UNP) today asked the government take immediate steps to curb the day-by-day escalating crime in the country.
Referring to the recent abduction of a four-year-old boy from his home after stabbing the parents, the opposition party said an unfortunate time has risen in the country where the parents cannot protect their children even inside their own home and the incident is another indication of the country's sad situation.
The UNP said that despite the government's propaganda of rescuing the country from terrorism, the abduction is clear evidence that not only the political system and the judiciary are under threat but also the personal security is being threatened.
The party said the President and the government led by him should take the responsibility for the sorry situation in the country.
The police responsible for maintaining law and order had become another branch office of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party, the main constituent party of the ruling alliance, and the force is devoid of any officers respecting the law, the UNP statement noted.
According to the party statement, a recent survey has found that about five children were being molested daily in the country and there is a political connection behind most of these crimes.
The party urged the government and the police not to take the incident lightly and take immediate measures to rescue the child from the abductors.