The necessity of providing required and necessary protection for the victims of crime is a matter of concerns in Sri Lanka today. Since 1995, several penal law amendments have been introduced to the legal system to strengthen the law relating rape and provide the justice- including protection- to rape victims. In 2015, the Assistance to and Protection of Victims of Crime and Witnesses Act No 4 of 2015 (APVCW) enacted with the purpose of ensuring the protection, providing assistance and support to the victims of crime. Even in such scenario, the victims of rape are (re) victimized in the hands of the officials of agencies of the criminal justice system in the country today. Therefore, this study intends to overview the existing substantive law relating to rape and the relevant procedural laws in that regard in order to critically evaluate the dilemmas in those laws which cause rape victims to be re-victimized in the criminal justice process. The paper is mainly based on secondary resources including, domestic penal statutes, international instruments, books, journal articles, web documents, decided cases etc. A brief statistical anlaysis of the offense of rape and observations and opinion of author based on personal interviews conducted with the officials of the criminal justice system in Sri Lanka and rape victims are also included to achieve the objectives of the study.