Sunday, July 12, 2009

President orders stern action against Child pornography

President Mahinda Rajapaksa has instructed the Inspector General of Police to take tangible and tough measures to curb child pornography in Sri Lanka, including capture and posting on the internet photographs and video clips of unsuspecting persons, especially minors and women.

The President issued this directive after it was brought to his notice that there were many websites containing such material, much of it obtained in clear violation of the law and moreover antithetical to accepted norms in Sri Lankan society.

The Government is strongly and unconditionally committed to creating an environment where children can grow up without their dignity being violated in any manner.

The Government has identified numerous websites hosted in foreign countries that are been uploaded with obscene video clips and images featuring underage local children. Child pornography being readily available in the international market indicates that a significant number of children are being sexually exploited through this medium, it was noted.
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