Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Nearly 30,000 children under 18 in welfare villages

(DN)There are nearly 30,000 children under the age of 18 staying in welfare villages and transit centres. Around 850 have lost one or both parents.

The Probation and Child Care Services Department and Provincial Departments hold the responsibility of caring for those children, Probation and Child Care Services Commissioner D.M.S. Abeygunawardana told the Daily News yesterday. Abeygunawardana said these children are staying in welfare villages and transit camps with their relatives. Full text

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