New emergency hotline to report Child Labour cases

New emergency hotline to report Child Labour cases

New emergency hotline to report Child Labour cases

Written by Pavani Hapuarachchi

28 Jul, 2021 | 10:11 am

COLOMBO (News 1st): Sri Lanka Police have introduced a new hotline at the Colombo Emergency Centre to provide information regarding child labour cases where underage children are employed as domestic aides.

Sri Lanka Police launched a special operation in the Colombo city and suburbs on Tuesday (Jul. 27) to trace the offenders in respect of children under the age of 16-years being employed as domestic aides in the Western province.

“It was observed that underage children had been brought to Colombo from the Central Province for child labour and therefore we are conducting this operation. If you have any information about children in respect of child labour, provide such information to Colombo Emergency Centre, via 011 2 433 333,” Police Spokesperson Senior DIG Ajith Rohana said.

According to Senior DIG Ajith Rohana, two police teams have been deployed to conduct inspections at certain locations.

The special operation was conducted in the Modara and Colpetty Police areas yesterday (27), where 30 houses and apartments were inspected by police officers, the Police Spokesperson said.

“The operation will continue today (28) as well and search operations will be conducted based on information collected by police intelligence officers in other police areas of the Colombo City,” Senior DIG Ajith Rohana noted.

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