Rape case in the Bandaranayake International Airport at Katunayake.

 - May 5th, 2020 - 

Personal details of the victim

The victim name is Gunasekara Arachchilage Niluka Krishanthi, 30years old from Kurunegala district of Sri Lanka. She is married and have a child. She had planned to go abroad for job as a housemaid.

Incident

On the 10th of October, 2005, Gunasekara Arachchilage Niluka Krishanthi, who was a passenger being raped by Airport Security Officer, inside of Bandaranayake International Airport at Katunayake. The victim was reportedly threatened a knife point and forcibly drugged before being raped.

Steps we have taken

When R2L received the information through the media, R2L staff members visited the victim’s house. Complaints were prepared and sent to Human Rights Commission and Inspector General of Police. We explained the victim about her rights and the necessary actions to be taken. And also the Airport Security Officer indicted for grave sexual abuse under Penal Code. The case was filed in the Negombo High Court (HC 162/2009). A compensation case has been filed in Negombo District Court and it is still ongoing. (12242/M)

Current Situation

There were three (03) court appearances during the 2019 and one (01) court appearance during the 2020. On the 10th of August, 2016, Negombo High Court gave a judgment about the sexual abuse case (HC 162/2009). In the judgment ordered punished the accused with rigorous imprisonment for Twenty years (20) and with fine (Rs.20,000) and ordered to pay compensation (Rs.400,000) to the victim. We have to get an order from Negombo District Court about the compensation case and get the aggrieved party compensated.

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