DIG Ajith Rohana said that it is a sexual crime to harass a woman and legal action can be filed against the accused.
Last week at least two young women took to social media to expose men on motorbikes who had harassed them on the streets.
Both women were followed by the motorcyclists and photographed using mobile phones.
The women had in turn taken photographs of the men and posted it on Facebook.
One young woman who recounted her ordeal said that the motorcyclist made lewd gestures by after coming close to her car.
“I was travelling from Rajagiriya to Colombo and this guy started following me at Cotta Road. This guy parks himself next to my car on the passenger side and kept staring at me, and when I looked he started gesturing. When I refused to look again and looked forward he drove next to the driver seat and continued,” she said.
She said the most frustrating part was the driver of the vehicle next to hers saw what was happening and thought it was amusing and laughed.
“The traffic moved but this guy followed me all the way towards Odel. Close to the Odel traffic light there was a bit of traffic and I started taking pictures of him. But he didn’t really seem to care,” she said.
The female driver said that eventually the motorcyclist rode away.
DIG Ajith Rohana said that such incidents are a form of sexual abuse and action can be taken if a complaint is filed. (Colombo Gazette)