The Sunday Leader

Sexual Harassment Probe On State TV

The Media Ministry has called for an investigation into alleged sexual harassment of some employees at State TV.

The investigation was launched after some employees at Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation (SLRC) wrote to SLRC Chairman Ravi Jayawardena saying they were being sexually harassed by a top official.

When contacted by The Sunday Leader, Jayawardena said that he had directed the matter to the Media Ministry to ensure an independent investigation is conducted.

He said that since some may raise concerns an internal probe will not be transparent or credible, he had directed the matter to the Media Ministry.

Media Minister Gayantha Karunatillake told The Sunday Leader he has instructed his Ministry to look into the allegations and launched an investigation.

At least four employees of SLRC had said that they continued to receive telephone calls from the accused official making sexual advances.

One employee had said that she was unmarried and the advances being made by the SLRC official could hurt her future.

The harassed employees have said they will go before the Sri Lanka Human Rights Commission if no action is taken.

4 Comments for “Sexual Harassment Probe On State TV”

  1. ed

    This officer could be a MENTAL CASE he should be immediately sent for a special medical treatment or to the clinic at ANGODA. If he is gulty he should be fired and the victims to be compensiated through the court.

    This sickness could be in various government offices. Strict disciplinary actions should be taken on such offences.

    Note this is one of the ways to reorganise the government departments. Clean up is neccessary !!!! Ethical conduct should be checked and reported.

  2. aravinda

    If found guilty, these individuals must be severely punished so that the message is sent to those who are awaiting to follow them.

  3. Su

    This is Yahapalanaya at its best.

  4. max

    is this ravi jayawardena , JRJ’S son?

    Well who said old goats never die but only fade away!

    JRJ is the selfish one who ruined this country and created these Mega horu which is continuing to this day in SL!

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