Youth Affairs Minister Dullas Alahapperuma says there is no need to pay special attention to the increasing number of child abuse and raping of women since it was a normal scenario.
He made this comment at a press conference at the Mahaweli Center on the 22nd.
The Minister pointed out that cases of abuse and rape cases where politicians were involved were reported even during the UNP tenure.
He explained that a UNP politician from the Biyagama electorate had been charged of abuse and rape and that Ranil Wickremesinghe had protected him using his political powers. Therefore he said the situation today was no different.
However, a young UPFA politician is trying to hand over a secret video showing part of Alahapperuma’s private life. It is learnt that Alahapperuma is acting in this manner after learning about this plan and in order to make such incidents look normal.