யார் வந்தாலும் தமிழர்களுக்கு பாதிப்பு தொடரும் என முன்பிலிருந்தே கூறி தானே வருகிறேன். ஆனால் கோத்தா வருவதனால் ஏற்படும் பாதிப்பளவு சஜித் வருவதால் ஏற்படாது.
உங்களுக்கு ஆதாரம் தருவதற்காக இன்னும் சனம் செத்துக்கொண்டிருக்க முடியாது. எதற்கும் இதை வாசியுங்கள்.
To assess this claim, we used data from the Grave Crimes Abstract (GCA) from the Sri Lanka Police. Since the MP specified “girls”, we considered reported cases of rape of women under 16, which is classified as statutory rape.
GCA data records the number of statutory rape cases reported from 2015 to 2018 in a range from 1,438 to 1,686 per annum. The average reported cases of statutory rape during this period was 1,556. The MP’s claim of 1,600 aligns with the data.
Therefore, we classify the MP’s statement as TRUE.
In an open letter, Shramantha Jude Jayamaha, who was convicted over the Royal Park murder and released on a presidential pardon recently, requested society to give him another chance.
“I ask for your understanding, because that is the kind of country we live in - where there is hope for even the worst criminal and mercy and forgiveness is a way of life. Please give me another chance,” he said.
In a lengthy letter, Mr. Jayamaha elaborated on his story, his family background, the murder, conviction, prison life and the pardon.
He said he has no adequate words to express his grief towards what has come upon the Johnson family and said he was so ashamed for what has happened.