107,000 Child labourers in Srilanka

107,000 Child labourers in Srilanka

There are more than 107,000 child labourers in Sri Lanka according to a survey conducted in 2008, Chairperson of the National Child Protection Authority (NCPA) Natasha Balendra said.

Chairperson noted investigations are currently underway on child labours.

“All necessary action will be taken to ensure that each and every child in Sri Lanka will be given a proper education, which is their right,” the NCPA chairperson said, adding that “although a child should be ensured a peaceful and stress-free school career, today the situation is different: children are subjected to competition and stress.

The NCPA has put forward a number of solutions and suggestions to rectify this situation in the future.”