Investigations into recruitment of children for domestic work

Investigations into recruitment of children for domestic work

Investigations into recruitment of children for domestic work

Written by Pavani Hapuarachchi

24 Jul, 2021 | 2:10 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st): A special investigation will be launched in respect of children under the age of 16-years being recruited for domestic work and all police stations were issued instructions in this regard, the Ministry of Public Security said on Saturday (Jul. 24).

The recruitment of children below the age of 16-years is prohibited by the law and therefore, legal action will be instituted against those who violate the law and recruit children for domestic work, Rear Admiral (Retd.) Dr. Sarath Weerasekara, the Minister of Public Security said.

“It is very unfortunate that according to intelligence data obtained daily, children between the ages of 10-12-years are abused everyday. We are formulating the necessary laws to punish the perpetrators of such crimes within a short period of time,” Minister Dr. Weerasekara stressed.

He further also emphasized the importance of society being informed in this regard.

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