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* Sri Lanka to strengthen rights of children
Thursday, April 9, 2009, 14:44 GMT, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 09, Colombo: The National Child Protection Authority (NCPA) of Sri Lanka has taken measures to minimize the use of underage children as domestic helpers, sources said.

Jagath Wellawatta, Chairman of the National Child Protection Authority said they expect to strengthen the laws against the use of underage children as domestic helpers.

As a one step of this process the NCPA hopes to raise the age restriction limit to 18, instead of current age limit of 14.

The NCPA pointed out that the personality and the rights to the education of the children are violated when children under the age of 14 are used as domestic helpers.

The NCPA urged the assistance of every Sri Lankan to succeed in this process as well as to protect the rights of the future owners of the country.

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