Dec 12, 2017

Highest child abuse is from Colombo Featured

The highest number of reported child abuse incidents this year, 1,232, is from Colombo district, according to National Child Protection Authority chairperson Marini de Livera.

Complaints have also been received from Gampaha (925), Kurunegala (647),Kalutara (550), Galle (546), Ratnapura (490), Batticaloa (170), Mullaitivu (125), Vavuniya (122) and Kilinochchi (117).

The Authority received a total of 8,548 complaints so far this year, she said.

She said that 2,037 of them were of cruelty against children, 481of sexual abuse, 284 of rapes and 246 of child labour.

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