NCPA launches survey to investigate sex industry involving children

NCPA launches survey to investigate sex industry involving children

NCPA launches survey to investigate sex industry involving children

Written by Staff Writer

14 Aug, 2016 | 8:14 am

The National Child Protection Authority has launched a survey to investigate the child sex worker industry.

According to the NCPA, the first phase is set to take place in the Southern Province as it holds the highest number of recorded child sex workers. The NCPA states that this trade is common in Galle, Hikkaduwa and Unawatuna.

The survey would look into the hotels that provide such services, brokers leading such businesses and also the number of underage children in this trade. They added that an action plan would be formulated after adding the information collected to the child labour database, based on the results of the survey.

The authorities stated that several tourists arrive in the country looking for male child sex slaves. Explaining further, they noted that while other tourists arrive in the country targeting the younger female children, a serious situation has arisen with regard to the protection of child rights in the country.

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