A twelve year old student sexually harassed by the Coach

 - December 15th, 2008 - 

Tharidu Nadeeshan 12 year old student at Matara Mahanama Maha Vidyalaya, just completed four months in the school and he has shown exceptional keen on various sports other than studies, and he has been selected by the School coach Yasarathna to take part in Swimming and Volley Ball.
During school hours and after school coach has taken Tharidu to Polhena Sea beach under the pretext of taking photographes for the sportsmeet and had taken Tharindu to a room made out of planks and had been sexually harassed.

Coach Yasarathna had threatened Tharidu not to divulge this to anyone.
The parents of Tharidu noticed a severe change in Tharidu. He was loosing his temper at the slightest thing and was restless most of the time. Tharidu too could not bear this any longer he decided to tell everything to his grand mother.

The parents lodged a complaint at Bureau for the prevention of abuse of children and women at Matara Police Station. This matter has been brought to the notice of Inspector General of Police, Attorney General and Human Rights Commission.



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