Abduction of the Japanese girl - should be resolved in a humane manner - legal expert

Monday, 30 November 2020 - 19:44

A Sri Lankan legal expert points out that action should be taken in coordination with the Japanese Embassy regarding the alleged abduction of a Japanese minor by a Sri Lankan youth.

Prof. Prathibha Mahanamahewa, Attorney-at-Law, stated that the issue should be resolved in a humane and amicable manner considering how the law is interpreted in Japan. 

The Japanese girl who is currently on probation while being pregnant told the Hiru news team that she had voluntarily fled to Sri Lanka with her Sri Lankan boyfriend.

Her mother had lodged a complaint with the Sri Lankan police last March and they were arrested last week.

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