The Nittambuwa police said the victim had been sexually harassed by the conductor several times during the journey. According to police statistics, there has been an increase in the number of rape cases over the years highlighting a disturbing trend of underage girls becoming easy prey of the sex vultures.She got off from the bus at Nittambuwa and lodged a complaint with the police. Of the total number of 1,624 rapes on women recorded in 2009, 1228 cases related to the rape of underage girls.Activists warn of lawlessness and social decadence; politicians among main culprits With a woman being raped every 90 minutes in Sri Lanka, women’s rights activists and academics are expressing serious concern over the rise in grave sex crimes – a disturbing trend that puts the lives of local and even foreign women here on high [...] With a woman being raped every 90 minutes in Sri Lanka, women’s rights activists and academics are expressing serious concern over the rise in grave sex crimes – a disturbing trend that puts the lives of local and even foreign women here on high risk.Their concern came in the wake of several brutal rape cases in recent weeks.Police investigations revealed that the instructor had molested two of the girls.They also found the nude pictures of the girls in the suspect’s laptop.
The people now believe that sex offenders can easily get away after committing the crime,” Prof. It was found that only five percent of the suspects have been given the punishment for the crime committed,” he said adding that state institution should also support victims with legal aid. Jayasundara said that in some areas local politicians visited houses where girls had attended age to rape them.Sri Lanka's sports ministry said on Friday that an investigation had found evidence that members of the national women's cricket team had been forced to perform sexual favours for officials in order to earn or keep their places in the squad.Sri Lanka Cricket, the controlling body for the island nation's most popular sport, ordered an investigation in November after reports emerged alleging officials had asked female cricketers for sex in exchange for being on the team.Besides, schools lack proper counselling service for children coming from broken families.Most of the underage girls who fall prey to men at a younger age are those coming from troubled home fronts where they do not find enough love.” Ms.She said politicians and their henchmen were the key culprits in many rape cases and they demanded sexual favours from hapless women seeking government jobs.Commenting on underage girls becoming rape victims, the activist said, “Unfortunately our education system does not include sex education that warns of adverse effects of unprotected sex.A three-member committee, headed by retired Supreme Court judge Nimal Dissanayake, submitted its findings in a report to the sport's ministry on Wednesday."The committee report found evidence of sexual harassment by members of the Sri Lanka cricket women's management team against several members of the Sri Lanka cricket women's team," the sports ministry said in a statement."The (sports) minister intends to take disciplinary actions against those members where evidence has been found."The statement did not give any details of what evidence had been found, which officials were involved, or what kind of action would be taken.Local media reports in late October quoted an unnamed senior female cricketer, who claimed that team management and officials selecting players had asked women cricketers to have sex with them if they wanted to make the team.Echoing similar views, Colombo University’s former Vice Chancellor Savitri Goonesekere said the Supreme Court early this year assured that it would set guidelines for judges with regard to rape cases. Jayasundara, head of the Criminology Department at the University of Sri Jayawardenapura, said that losing social control or unable to control sexual feelings had resulted in grave sex crimes.“There should be reforms at the judicial level and enforcement agencies should take immediate measures. “Fast-track courts should be encouraged to expedite such cases.