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Sri Lanka pays compensation to Sri Lankan peacekeeping force rape victim

Sri Lanka has arranged an ex-gratia payment to a victim and child born as a result of rape by a member of Sri Lanka’s peace keeping force reports Colombo Page.

Sri Lanka’s peacekeeping forces abroad were found guilty of rape and sexual abuse by UN investigations into involvement in Haiti. Almost 20% of Sri Lanka’s peacekeeping forces in Haiti were sent back in 2007 after reports emerged.

The UN's Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS) concluded that “acts of sexual exploitation and abuse (against children) were frequent and occurred usually at night, and at virtually every location where the contingent personnel were deployed,” the Sunday Times reported at the time.

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