New laws to control begging
Sep 27, 2010 8:00:00 PM - aussieindolanka.com
Authorities will take a stringent approach and formulate new laws to halt organized child begging.
Child Development and Women’s Affairs Minister Tissa Karalliyadda yesterday said that the authorities had been advised to strictly enforce laws with stringent punishment for those who lure or force children into begging.
"If the existing legal framework is not adequate to deal with matters effectively the Government is prepared to introduce new laws," he added.