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* Sri Lanka police to conduct surprise raids on hotels and guest houses to curb child abuse
Mon, Jul 30, 2012, 11:29 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

July 30, Colombo: Sri Lanka police will conduct surprise raids on hotels and guest houses in the country to detect whether underage children are used for prostitution and other sexual acts, the police.

The measure is in response to rising incidents of sexual abuse of minor children and using underage girls for prostitution at guest houses and hotels.

Officers-in-charge of all police stations have been directed to liaise with the managers of hotels, guest houses and rest houses to check daily operations.

Meanwhile, the Child Development and Women's Affairs Ministry sources have said that amendments to the existing laws will be brought and tough laws will be enacted soon to curb child abuse.

A committee comprising top officials from ministries of Education and Justice will examine ways and means and prepare a draft paper making recommendations to curb child abuse, the national news agency reported.

The government is to strengthen the laws to mete out severe punishments to the offenders who abuse and sexually molest underage children.

However, child rights activists in the country call for the death penalty for those found guilty of child abuse and rape.

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