By Thisuri Wanniarachchi — Thisuri Wanniarachchi Before the protests, before this became a debate about race, political affiliations, and law, even before her body was found, happened something that happens every day in Sri Lanka. Something that we need to talk about. Every day an average of 18 girls are raped in Sri Lanka. This is an issue that has gone unaddressed for far too long.
An everlasting tale of exemplary morality and extraordinary charm by Virandi Wettewa Disclaimer: The rest is fiction. Like a good book that can be judged by the appeal of its cover, the good Sri Lankan girl can be spotted from the decency of her attire. Clad in loose fitting garments and layers of under-garments that cover all her womanly assets to the point of non-existence, her long black hair is tied back to ensure no wandering lusty eye gets blown away by the seductiveness of a few stray stands of free flowing hair, or worse, coloured highlights. She embodies femininity through a single pair of gold ear studs that her parents got in order to distinguish her from a baby boy. Extra piercings, fancy jewellery and god forbid any tattoos can only symbolize a shameless or rasthiyadu upbringing.
Contact Ex-Miss Sri Lanka shelters sex abuse victims While beauty pageants may be infamous for the stereotypical queen who simply waves and smiles, the industry has also crowned some remarkable women. Four years after she was named Miss Sri Lanka, Stephanie Siriwardhana is now in the process of opening up a shelter for sexually abused girls. However, more conversations are being held to address the abuse, especially after the rape of a young medical student in India who died of internal injuries days after the brutal attack. Siriwardhana hopes that her project will serve as a transitional shelter for girls who have survived sexual abuse.