From 2004 to 2007, nine Haitian children were exploited by a child sex ring involving at least 134 Sri Lankan peacekeepers, according to an internal UN report obtained by The Associated Press.
Often the children were given cookies or a few dollars in exchange for sex.
It was there that Victim No 1, or V01, met other children in the same straits: two young girls referred to in the UN report as “V02” and “V03,” and a young boy, “V08.” In August 2007, the UN received complaints of “suspicious interactions” between Sri Lankan soldiers and the Haitian children.
V02, who was 16 when the UN team interviewed her, told them she had sex with a Sri Lankan commander at least three times, describing him as overweight with a moustache and a gold ring.
Sri Lanka is primarily a source and, to a lesser extent, a destination country, for men, women, and children subjected to forced labor and sex trafficking.
Some of the Sri Lankan men, women, and children who migrate to the Middle East, Southeast Asia, and Afghanistan to work in the construction, garment, and domestic service sectors are subjected to forced labor.
Within the country, women and children are subjected to sex trafficking in brothels.
Boys are more likely than girls to be forced into prostitution in coastal areas for child sex tourism.
Some child domestic workers in Colombo, generally from the Tamil tea estate sector, are subjected to physical, sexual, and mental abuse, non-payment of wages, and restrictions of movement—indicators of labor trafficking.
In an official statement, Aluthgamage has ordered SLC secretary Nishantha Ranatunga to appoint a committee and conduct an immediate investigation into the allegations.
Aluthgamage said that the allegations are derogatory and damaging the international image of the country, in addition to the damage it causes to the well being of women's cricket in Sri Lanka.
Instead, what we have is a situation similar to political representation in Sri Lanka where , only a handful of members are women.
These Standing Committees include heads of relevant institutions, Deans and Vice Chancellors.