Cabinet had given approve to amend provision of the Penal Code relating to rape.
The relevant legal provisions are under statutory rape.
In the Section 363 of the Penal Code defines rape as a serious crime, and the government says that the Penal Code also included specific offenses under that crime.
Further, research done by the Sri Lanka Medical Law Association has pointed out the prominent of amend the provisions of the Penal Code relating to the statutory rape.
Accordingly, the proposal made by Hon. Ali Sabry pc, Minister of Justice.