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* NCPA launches operation to inspect wealthy houses in search of minor children employed as domestic helpers
Sat, Jul 24, 2021, 08:46 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

July 24, Colombo: Following the tragic death of a 16-year old girl while employed at a former minister’s house, the National Child Protection Authority (NCPA) said it has launched a special operation to find homes where minors are being employed as domestic helpers.

The Chairman of the National Child Protection Authority, Prof. Muditha Vidanapathirana stated that the owners of houses where minors are employed will be arrested if they are found.

He also said that information has been received that underage children have been employed in massage parlors and that such places are under surveillance.

The Minister of Public Security Sarath Weerasekara said a special operation has been launched to find underage children employed as domestic aides in wealthy homes and requested the parents to immediately inform the nearest police station if their minor children have been employed as domestic aides due to poverty.

Minister Weerasekara requested the parents not to remain silent and inform the nearest police station if their children are ill-treated by anyone.

The National Child Protection Authority requests the public to inform the Authority if they come across any instance of child labor at the Child Helpline hot line member 1929 or text 1929 National Child Protection App.

 

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