Domestic Violence Bill up for debate in Parliament

  • 10 Aug 2005 12:42:34 GMT

    You are right Amara - god forbid we follow ANY European system of regulations that may be beneficial. Why should women and children in Sri Lanka be protected from domestic violence and be given a legal avenue to justice? Much better to preserve your existing system in whatever state it is in just for the sake of it. This kind of JVP viewpoint is typical.

  • 10 Aug 2005 16:32:56 GMT

    What a bunch of morons we have......regardless of what law we adopt, there should be a law to prosecute those who take advantage of Innocent women and children whether it is in a home or any where for that matter. JVP, please use a brain if you have one before you comment on something..........

  • 10 Aug 2005 16:55:05 GMT


    I dont know anything about this JVP MP. They have the habit of opposing to anything that appear to have some western European flavour. One wonders why these JVP MPs still don shirts and trousers!

    Laws against domestic violence are long overdue in SL. Beating up your wife is a shameful act. If anyone opposes that simply implies that they support domestic violence.

    What is going on Honourable MP Dassanayake? Are you a wife beater?

  • 11 Aug 2005 04:55:44 GMT

    Finally a bill is being brought to Parliament to curb if not eliminate domestic violence from this country. We are so glad and will offer our fullest cooperation. As for the JVP MP, didn`t someone teach you that being in the opposition does not necessarily mean you oppose every sentence uttered by anyone that is not in your party?

  • 11 Aug 2005 05:02:31 GMT

    He was just trying to show male chauvinism. May be he did not find answeres in short notes of Wijeweera.

  • 11 Aug 2005 05:53:22 GMT


    But one thing is sure. I am VERY happy about JVP MP Anura Kumara Dissanayakes query. It clearly shows the growing trend withing their party towards Nationalism from Marxism.

    After experiencing the contradiction between the ideology they preached and what the prevailing reality urged them to do, for decades, they seemingly have started realizing that Problems in societies like SL cannot any longer be solved using European Models (including Marxism). This trend is very good. They should follow this.



  • 11 Aug 2005 09:18:48 GMT

    The JVP MP should take himself and his party to countries like Afghanistan where I`m sure that his male chauvinistic piggish ideas will be more accepted. People like that should keep their mouths shut rather than trying to prevent the greater empowerment of battered, silent women of Sri Lankan households. I`m sure his own crimes must be scaring him away from such legislation. If one treats one wife or partner well, I don`t see the need for anyone to worry about such legislation. I am glad that members of this forum support such forward pushing legislation. Countries like Sri Lanka should create further amendments to its nearly 200 year old Colonial penal code so that we can come into grasp with modern realities. The enactment of equal opportunities legislation to battle discrimination on grounds of gender, race, intimacyuality and dissability; protection of racial and intimacyual minorities; legalisation of abortion atleast in cases of rape, incest, or within a reasonable time frame since conception; are some social policy plans that Sri Lanka needs to carry out to come to terms with the reality of its society.