NCPA to take legal action

Published : 9:29 am  August 6, 2016 | No comments so far |  | 

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Ser2By Ajith Siriwardana  
Women and Child Affairs Minister Chandrani Bandara said yesterday that based on a complaint it had received, the National Child Protection Authority (NCPA) would take action against the joint opposition for using an 8-year-old child in the ‘pada yathrawa’. 


The complaints are being investigated. It’s cruel and heartless to use a child as a pawn for political agendas. It is even worse to subject the child to mental and physical abuse


She said on August 1, the NCPA received a complaint on its hotline No: 1929 and later a complaint from the Child Rights’ Protection Foundation.  

“The complaints are being investigated. It is cruel to use a child as a pawn for political agendas. It is even worse if the child was subjected to mental and physical abuse,” the minister said and added that as minister of child affairs she would not hesitate to condemn this act of cruelty to a child.   “This proves that the JO is ready to go to any length to grab power,” she said.  

The minister said those who embraced and hugged children failed to adopt laws to protect children and added that the government would put in place a child protection policy.  

 

 

 

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