Protest in a Rakwana estate against raping a girl


The estate workers are currently engaged in a protest against the rape of a girl in the Delwin estate in the Rakwana area in Ratnapura.

The estate workers have gathered in Hatton, Bagawanthalawa and Maskeliya towns today according to instructions given by the Ceylon Worker’s Congress, without reporting to work.

A 16 year old girl from the Delwin estate in Rakwana was raped on the 20th of this month when she was returning home after visiting a relative.

The Rakwana police said that the suspects have taken the girl to an abandoned house and raped her.

The police also noted that the suspect who is an area resident has left the area.

The area residents engaged in a protest yesterday urging the police to arrest the suspect.