Colombo: Women in Sri Lanka on Monday joined in to pay tribute to the 23-year-old 'braveheart' Delhi gang rape victim, calling for stringent punishment for the culprits.

The women carried a huge poster which read, "let's rise on behalf of the Indian daughter," and were getting it signed to hand over to the Indian High Commissioner.
The event was organised by members of the main opposition United National Party (UNP), and those who gathered included the Mayor of Colombo, AJM Muzzamil and several UNP seniors, who all said they were shocked to learn the fate of the young physiotherapy intern who was raped and brutally tortured by six men in a moving bus on 16 December.
"We urge that culprits be given maximum punishment," UNP provincial councillor Shanthini Kongahage said.
She said that Sri Lankan women too suffer the same sort of harassment and brutality and lamented the lawlessness which she blamed for the increasing attacks against women in Sri Lanka.


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