Pic By Gihan Dulwala

Around 100 Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB) employees in a protest march from Jaffna to Colombo yesterday (October 14) requested  authorities including Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to hang all those found guilty of rape, especially against children as they claimed the country’s laws were not sufficient to punish rapists and sexual offenders.

The mother of Sivaloganathan Vidya, a school girl who was gang raped and killed in the island of Kayts in the country’s north on May 13 was also among the protestors. They first gathered outside the Human Rights Commission in Colombo and later marched towards the Presidential Secretariat and then the office of Prime Minister. Letters calling for the death penalty were handed over to officials at the president’s house and Prime Minister Office.