Lankapage Logo CP 18 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Sri Lanka President to launch a national program to end child labor and abuse
Thu, Sep 7, 2017, 07:44 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Sept 07, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena tomorrow will inaugurate a national program conceptualized by the President to end child labor and abuse and protect children.

The inaugural ceremony of the National Program "Letís Protect Children" will be held by the Presidential Secretariat under the patronage of the President, at the Provincial Sports Complex in Digana, Kandy at 09:00 a.m., Friday (08).

The program aims to protect children and to create a better environment conducive to their physical and mental development. Ending child labor in Sri Lanka, preventing child abuse and using children for unlawful activities, are among the main objectives of this national program.

Under this program counselling, legal consultation, entertaining complaints as well as public awareness - raising will be conducted. The project is scheduled to be implemented within the next two years Island-wide at provincial and district level.

Adhering to the United Nations Conventions President Sirisena last year signed the Convention for ending Child Labor developed by the International Labor Organization with the aim to completely eliminate child labor from the country. President also signed the pledge to declare Sri Lanka as a country free of child labor.

During the inauguration ceremony National Policy on Ending Child Labor in Sri Lanka will be launched, and another program named "Children Who Will Be The Winners Of Tomorrow" which is intended to produce a child endowed with personality who could successfully meet the daunting challenges of the rapidly changing competitive world will also be launched.

 

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories ::
Sri Lanka PM encourages entrepreneurs in North with tax concessions to uplift local economy
-- [10 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka confirms appointment of former Secretary to the President Austin Fernando as envoy to India
-- [1 hour and 14 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka plans to settle Iran oil dues with tea - report
-- [1 hour and 48 minutes ago]
Deputy Minister takes wasting fruits and vegetables to elephants at detention center
-- [9 hours ago]
Two school girls drown in sea in Kalutara
Sri Lanka Railways workers to strike from midnight Sunday
Sri Lankan government confirms two new diplomatic posts
Sri Lanka takes steps to develop adventure tourism
CMC, tri forces launch special project to clean the Beira Lake in Sri Lankan capital
Sri Lanka's first solar panel manufacturing plant with Japanese investment opens in Katunayake

Copyright © 2000, 2016 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.