Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Thirty arrests made to counter child-trafficking

By Roel Raymond
The National Child Protection Authority (NCPA) says upto 30 arrests have been made so far in cases involving child-trafficking, which has now become a lucrative business.The NCPA says it is working with various organizations and social services groups in an attempt to bring an end to the exploitation of children.
Chairman Jagath Wellawatte told Daily Mirror online that while 25 incidents of minors having been sent abroad illegally for work have been reported to them, upto 30 arrest have so far been made of those involved in this form of child-trafficking.
In the period between January and May of this year, 469 cases of child abuse had been reported to the NCPA and were being looked into or channeled to sources that would handle them, according to the specific needs of each case.

No comments: