Measures are being taken to promote children’s rights in the North and East.
35 Child Rights Promotion Officers are being recruited to work on a voluntary based in these areas. The appointment letters were presented under the patronage of Minister Tissa Karaliyedda at the Ministry of Child Development and Women’s Affairs. These voluntary officers will be given priority when recruiting for permanent positions in the government service. The Minister said officers who are working in areas affected by terrorism for long periods, should be sensitive to the problems of the masses. Deputy Minister M.L.A.M. Hizbullah was amongst those who participated in the occasion.