Increase reported in domestic violence

Tuesday, 30 March 2021

A significant increase has been reported in domestic violence in Sri Lanka. Police Spokesman, Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Ajith Rohana said most incidents have been reported from the Central hills and surrounding estate areas.

He said the body of a woman that was found floating in the Upper Kotmale reservoir on Friday (25) has been found to be a murder.

Investigations conducted by the Thalawakele Police have revealed that the victim is a 28-year-old resident of Agarapathana. Preliminary investigations have revealed that the woman had been murdered after being attacked by her 30-year-old husband.

Investigations by the Agarapathana Police have found that the man had killed the woman over a long-standing family dispute.

The Police Spokesman said the post mortem examination was conducted yesterday, while the Magisterial Inquiry will be conducted by the Nuwara Eliya Magistrate.