Minister Rosy Senanayake says Child Protection Bill will be presented in Parliament (Watch video)

Minister Rosy Senanayake says Child Protection Bill will be presented in Parliament (Watch video)

Written by Staff Writer

20 Feb, 2015 | 10:32 pm

Minister of State for Children’s Affairs, Rosy Senanayake,  says that the long-awaited Child Protection Bill, will be presented to Parliament in the near future.

An awareness programme on building a legal framework to serve justice to the victims of child abuse, was held at the Sri Lanka Foundation Institute on Friday.

Minister Rosy Senanayake expressed the following views:

” There are numerous complaints that the policewomen who head the Women’s and Children’s units at the police stations, are not sensitive when it comes to children’s affairs. When children in probationary care are taken to court, they are transported in prison vehicles. It would be far better if they use separate vehicles when taking children to court. Even when I met with the Justice Minister I questioned him about people who lay their hands on children being granted bail. How can they be given bail? If it is not because of political interference then why? We need to have a special dialogue on this too.”

The Minister also proposed that cases regarding children should be heard and completed in one day.

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