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Special License For School Vans

Nov 21, 2010 7:57:52 PM - thesundayleader.lk

The National Child Protection Authority (NCPA) is to issue a special license to vehicles transporting school children in order to prevent the abuse of children in school vans.

NCPA Chairperson Anoma Dissanayake told the media yesterday (21) that incidents of child abuse in school vans were on the rise and that the NCPA had recently arrested and produced before court, a school van driver who had sexually abused a small child.
According to Dissanayake, the new license would make sure that school van drivers will have to obtain a special police certificate containing their fingerprint.

In the event school girls are being transported in the respective school vans, a female adult is expected to be present in the van at all times along with the driver.