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76 sectors of employment listed as dangerous for children – NCPA

COLOMBO (News 1st); Sri Lanka’s National Child Protection Authority has listed 76 sectors of employment as dangerous for children to be employed under any circumstances.NCPA Chairman Professor Muditha Vidanapathirana speaking to News 1st said the list will be converted to the law in Sri Lanka.He said teenagers between the ages of 16 & 18 are often employed in these listed sectors and it will be prohibited following discussion with the necessary stakeholders.He said children cannot be employed as domestic aides in the future.In addition, the National Child Protection Authority said it received 4,740 complaints with respect to incidents of cruelty against children during the first 06 months of 2021.There was a spike in such incidents on June

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COLOMBO (News 1st); Sri Lanka’s National Child Protection Authority has listed 76 sectors of employment as dangerous for children to be employed under any circumstances.NCPA Chairman Professor Muditha Vidanapathirana speaking to News 1st said the list will be converted to the law in Sri Lanka.He said teenagers between the ages of 16 & 18 are often employed in these listed sectors and it will be prohibited following discussion with the necessary stakeholders.He said children cannot be employed as domestic aides in the future.In addition, the National Child Protection Authority said it received 4,740 complaints with respect to incidents of cruelty against children during the first 06 months of 2021.There was a spike in such incidents on June
COLOMBO (News1st); Sri Lanka’s National Operations Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO) on Saturday (24) announced that 3,393 people died of COVID-19 since 15th April 2021 (03rd COVID-19 Wave).The NOCPCO added that during that period 193,770 COVID-19 cases reported and 166,974 of them were discharged by 22nd July 2021.

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