Leader of the Opposition Sajith Premadasa says the opposition will support all efforts to punish perpetrators linked to women and child abuse incidents, regardless of their ranks.
Speaking during a discussion the Opposition Leader said perpetrators identified through legal proceedings into the death of the 16-year-old girl employed at MP Rishad Bathiudeen’s residence must be dealt with maximum punishment.
MP Premadasa said protecting women and children is a priority of the Samagi Jana Balawegaya adding that a broad discussion has emerged regarding the safety of children and women, following details that have been uncovered with the death of the 16-year-old.
He noted a stringent investigation void of any interference must be carried out into the incident.
He further stressed it is the responsibility of everyone including the government, to strengthen the rights of women and children by implementing necessary legal provisions.