The Police have been instructed to expedite investigations into sex crime cases, at the request of Childcare and Women’s Development Minister Tissa Karaliyadde.
In recent months. the Police have received a large number of complaints of sexual abuse, especially of minors, Minister Karaliyadde told the Sunday Times. The Minister has appointed a committee to look at ways to give more force to existing laws in order to punish offenders. The Minister said he was in favour of harsh punishment for sex offenders, including life sentences without parole or pardon.