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  • Arts, Posters & Cartoons for “Sithuvili Siththam – 2021″ competition will be accepted till 15th September 2021

    The closing date of "Sithuvili Siththam – 2021"   Art, Poster & Cartoon competition organized by National Child Protection Authority will be extended till 15th September 2021. Send us your Art, Poster  or Cartoon by register post at earliest.

     

  • NCPA has arrested a person who abused a 15 years old girl & a woman who supported in the incident.

    වයස අවුරුදු 15ක දැරියක් අපයෝජනයට ලක් කළ පුද්ගලයෙකු සහ ඊට අනුබල දුන් කාන්තාවක්, ජාතික ළමා ආරක්ෂක අධිකාරියේ අත්අඩංගුවට


    කොළඹ දිස්ත්‍රික්කයේ පදිංවි, වයස අවුරුදු 15ක දැරියක් ස්ත්‍රී දූෂණයට ලක් කිරීමක් සම්බන්ධයෙන් ජාතික ළමා ආරක්ෂක අධිකාරියේ විශේෂ පොලිස් විමර්ශන ඒකකය වෙත ලැබුණු පැමිණිල්ලකට අනුව, සැකකාර පුද්ගලයෙකු සහ එම සිද්ධිය සඳහා අනුබල දුන් බවට සැක කෙරෙන කාන්තාවක්, 2021.07.02 දින අත් අඩංගුවට ගෙන, කොළඹ ප්‍රධාන මහේස්ත්‍රාත් අධිකරණය වෙත ඉදිරිපත් කර ඇත.

    මෙසේ අත් අඩංගුවට ගෙන අත්තේ, මෙම අපයෝජනයට ලක් වූ වින්දිත දැරියගේ මව සහ ඇගේ අනියම් පුරුෂයා වන අතර, ඔවුන් දෙදෙනාම කොළඹ ප්‍රධාන මහේස්ත්‍රාත් අධිකරණය විසින්, මෙම මස 17 වන දින දක්වා රක්ෂිත බන්ධනාගාර ගත කර තිබේ. 

    ළමයින් මෙවැනි අපයෝජනයන්ට ලක් විය හැකි අවස්ථාවන් සහ එබඳු පරිසරයන් හැකිතාක් අවම කරමින්, විශේෂයෙන්ම මෙවැනි අපයෝජනයන්ගෙන් තම දියණියන් ආරක්ෂා කර ගැනීම සම්බන්ධව, මව්වරුන් ඉතා වගකීමෙන් සහ අවධානයෙන් යුතුව කටයුතු කරන මෙන්, ජාතික ළමා ආරක්ෂක අධිකාරියේ සභාපති මහාචාර්ය මුදිත විදානපතිරණ මහතා ඉල්ලා සිටී.

    ජාතික ළමා ආරක්ෂක අධිකාරියේ සභාපති මහාචාර්ය මුදිත විදානපතිරණ, නියෝජ්‍ය සභාපති විශ්‍රාමික මහාධිකරණ විනිසුරු නීතිඥ සුජාතා අලහප්පෙරුම, අධ්‍යක්ෂ ජනරාල් අනෝමා සිරිවර්ධන යන මහත්ම මහත්මීන්ගේ මග පෙන්වීම හා අධීක්ෂණය යටතේ, ජාතික ළමා ආරක්ෂක අධිකාරියේ විශේෂ පොලිස් විමර්ශන ඒකකයේ ස්ථානාධිපතිතුමන් ඇතුළු විමර්ශන නිලධාරීන් කණ්ඩායම විසින් මෙම අත්අඩංගුවට ගැනීම සිදු කොට තිබේ.

    මහාචාර්ය මුදිත විදානපතිරණ
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    ජාතික ළමා ආරක්ෂක අධිකාරිය

    විශේෂ ප්‍රවෘත්ති නිවේදනය 2021.07.03

     

  • “ Sithuvili Siththam – 2021” Closing date will be 31st Aug 2021

     

    "Sithuvili Siththam – 2021"  about the Art, Poster & Cartoon Competition organized by National Child Protection Authority (NCPA) is open  for Children and Adults & Closing date will be 31st Aug 2021.

     

     

  • National Day against Child Cruelty on 04.01.2021

    National Child Protection Authority will organize an Island wide sticker campaign to commemorate the National Day against Child Cruelty on 04.01.2021. 
    The initial program will be on 04th January 2021 in front of the National Child Protection Authority Head office from 10.00 am to 11.00 am with the guidance of Chairman Prof. Muditha Vidanapathirana. 
    Join with us to aware public to be against child cruelty!
    

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  • Statement by the Chairman of the National Child Protection Authority Prof. Muditha Vidanapathirana for the International Day Against Child Labor on June 12

    
    
    
  • “Save the Children International Sri Lanka” supports to strengthen the Cyber crime Investigations Unit of NCPA

    Save the Children International Sri Lanka provided necessary equipments to the Cyber crime Investigations Unit of National Child Protection Authority (NCPA) to strengthen the Cyber-crime Investigations related to child Abuse and ensures the well-being and protection of children in Sri Lanka.
    With the gratitude to “Save the Children International  Sri Lanka “, Prof. Muditha Vidanapathirana, Chairman of NCPA handed the necessary equipments from Save the Children on 27th May 2020 in the NCPA Premises. These equipments will be used to protect children from cyber abuse.
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  • Let’s Prevent child violence via. internet

    Swarnawahini Live@8.00 News; 08.00PM on 02.05.2020 
    
     
    
    SirasaTV News; 07.00PM on 01.05.2020
    
     
  • Police curfew and child protection

    Becouse of the Police curfew, child abuse complaints are dropdown.(@ Newsfirst Sri Lanka on Mar 25, 2020) 
    
     
  • Action Plan for Implementation of National Policy on Child Protection

    Translation of “http://www.childprotection.gov.lk/?p=3400&preview=true&preview_id=3400&preview_nonce=1a60a9202a 
    A special discussion on preparation of action plan for implementation of the National Policy on Child Protection was held on 07.01.2020 by the guidance of Hon. Secretary to the Ministry of Women & Child Affairs and Social Security, Mrs.A.S.M.S.Mahanama. The event was held under the patronage of Chairman of the National Child Protection Authority, Prof. Muditha Vidanapathirana.
    It focused on developing a five year action plan 2020-2025 to implement the National Policy on Child Protection. This discussion was participated by officials representing Secretaries of 14 Ministries. 
    The National Child Protection Policy is formulated in accordance with the International Child Rights Convention to ensure the rights of all children. This Policy is in line with the “Vistas of Prosperity and Splendor” enhanced in His. Excellency the Presidents’ policy statement "An Informed and knowledgeable Child Population”.
    The National Child Protection Authority is responsible for the coordination and oversight of the stakeholder Ministries for the preparation of this five year action plan.
    
    Prof. Muditha Vidanapathirana
    Chairman
    National Child Protection Authority
    Special Press Release -  09.01.2020 
    
  • Implementation of the National Child Protection Policy

    The National Child Protection Policy which is prepared by the National Child Protection Authority after public consultation, including the opinions of government, non- government (local and foreign) stake holders, civil, community volunteers and children.
    The National Child Protection Policy which has been approved by the Cabinet Ministers of Sri Lanka. It has been published in to the official website of the National Child Protection Authority for information of all parties. It is the result of a long period of exercise and Cabinet approval has been granted for this policy on 29/10/2019.  It can be obtained from the official website of National Child Protection Authority. (www.childprotection.gov.lk)
    The Ministry of Women and Child Affairs and Social Security will oversee the implementation of this policy.
    
    Prof. Muditha Vidanapathirana
    Chairman
    National Child Protection Authority
    Special Press Release -  06.01.2020 
    
  • A New Chairman and a New Deputy Chairperson was appointed for National Child Protection Authority

    Translation of “http://www.childprotection.gov.lk/?p=3317&preview=true&preview_id=3317&preview_nonce=fe300c5e21
    His Excellency the President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa has appointed Professor Muditha Vidanapathirana as the new Chairman of National Child Protection Authority. Prof. Muditha Vidanapathirana is the 9th Chairman of National Child Protection Authority.
    He is a Professor in the Department of Forensic Medicine, University of Sri Jayewardenepura. Prof. Muditha Vidanapathirana, is an expert in forensic science in Sri Lanka, he is one of the most famous forensic investigators in the country and he is a past pupil of Ananda College, Colombo 10.
    The President has appointed Mrs. Sujatha Alahapperuma (AAL), a retired High Court Judge, as the new Deputy Chairperson of National Child Protection Authority. Mrs. Sujatha Alahapperuma is a past pupil of St. Mary's Convent, Matara.
    New Chairman Prof. Muditha Vidanapathirana and Deputy Chairperson Attorney at Law Sujatha Alahapperuma assumed duties at the National Child Protection Authority on 31st December 2019.
    
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    Anoma Siriwardena
    Director General
    National Child Protection Authority
    Special Press Release - 31.12.2019 
    
  • பொதுமக்கள் அபிப்பிராயங்களைக் கோரல்

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  • All Island Poster Competition

    To commemorate World Child Day in year 2018, National Child Protection Authority held All Island poster competition on ‘United Nations Convention on the rights of the child’. Winners and their Competitive Poster Arts are happy to publish for your pleasure.
    Competition was organised to aware ‘General public and School childrens’ on rights of the child and independent judge boadt from “Ministry of Education” evaluated the competitors.
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    School Section
    All Island – 1st Place
    ‘H Mohamed Rizad’ from Ampara (Zahira College/Kalmunai)
    School Section
    All Island –2ndPlace
    ‘SanukaSandiraBasnayaka’ from Gampaha (Ananda College/ Colombo 10)
    School Section
    All Island – 3rdPlace
    ‘W A KaveeshaKavimini’ from Colombo (Devi Balika/ Colombo 8)
    SchoolSec- 1st - Mohamed Rizad. SchoolSec-- 2nd - Sanuka Sandeera Basnayake. SchoolSec- 3rd - W.A. Kaveesha Kavimini.
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    Open Section
    All Island – 1st Place
    ‘W L SujeewaJayasena’ from Rathnapura
    OpenSec- 1st - W.L.Sujeewa Jayasena
    Open Section
    All Island – 2nd Place
    ‘D A I Weerasekara’ from Gampaha
    OpenSec- 2nd - D.A.I Weerasekara
    Open Section
    All Island – 3rd Place
    ‘L A S R Karunaratne’ from Kandy
    OpenSec- 3rd - L.A. Susantha Rangana

     

  • “ சிறுவர்களை அனைத்து விதமான துஷ்பிரயோகங்களிலிருந்தும் பாதுகாத்து அவர்களுக்கு மிகவும் பாதுகாப்பான எதிர்காலத்தை உரித்தாக்குவதற்கு அனைத்து தரப்புகளும் ஒன்றிணைந்து பணியாற்றுதல் வேண்டும்.

    2019.01.03 News relese - Cruvelty day 2019 - Tamil translation

  • New Year Wishers 2019

    Children are the most powerful and the most decisive factor that determines the future of a country. Ensuring safety of the children of our nation must run parallel to the journey towards the apex of development which Sri Lanka is making at present. Therefore, the National Child Protection Authority, the most prominent state entity that takes action to protect children from all forms of abuse, has continued its practice of protecting the children of the nation in a regular and efficient manner.
    We wish all the best, and a Happy New Year 2019 and would like to take this opportunity to invite all of you to join hands with the National Child Protection Authority to assure safety of children and eliminate all forms of abuse. Also we warmly welcome Mrs.Dharshana Senanayake, Secretary of Ministry of Women and Child Affairs and Development of Dry Zones to National Child Protection Authority on 1st working day of the year.

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  • ஜனபவுர முதலாவது நிகழ்ச்சித்திட்டம் குருநாகல் பிரதேசத்தில்

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  • Appointment of Mr. H. M. Abayaratne as chairman of NCPA

    Press Release – 2018.04.09

    His Excellency the Hon. President Maithripala Sirisena has appointed Mr. H. M. Abayaratne as the Chairman of the National Child Protection Authority. He is the 8th Chairman of the National Child Protection Authority.
    Mr. H. M. Abayaratne holds a Special Degree in Development Studies from the University of Colombo and holds a LLB degree from the same University. He holds a Masters of Business Management (MBA) Degree in Labour Studies from University of Colombo and a Master of Management Studies from University of Wayamba. He has also obtained Diploma in Business Management from National Institute of Business Management (NIBM) and Diploma in Youth Affairs from Commonwealth Youth Center at Chandigarh University in India.
    Attorney at Law Mr. H M Abayaratne is the Provincial Youth Services Director of National Youth Services Council, and he is the District Coordinator of the World University Service of Canada, and he is the former Chairman of the Institute of Post Harvest Technology. He is also a Senior Lecturer in the Management and Finance Faculty of Wayamba University and also serves as Special Project Director of Special Presidential Project in Kurunegala District.
    He said that the life-long experience in the rural areas in the Kurunegala district will gain the ability to experience on life's resources. His past administrative and educational capacity has been created to be very sensitive to the problems of the children. His vision is to build child friendly and safe environment for children through the vision and mission of the National Child Protection Authority.

  • ALL TEACHERS AND PRINCIPALS SHOULD BE SENSITIVE TO THE NEEDS OF CHILDREN. TOUGH ACTION AGAINST ALL ACTS OF MENTAL AND PHYSICAL CRUEL AND DEGRADING TRATMENT

    Press Release – 2018.02.26

    There appears to be a high prevalence of violence against children in educational and other institutions.
    Research has shown that children who have been exposed to violence show excessive irritability, emotional distress and also in extreme cases develop criminal violent tendencies.
    The circular issued by the Ministry of Education in 2016 (Circular No 12 issued on 29/04/2016) has outlawed physical punishment and has outlined methods of positive discipline, such as advising children, talking to parents and guardians limiting privileges enjoyed by the child.
    NCPA hopes to create awareness about the contents of the circular through its street drama group and workshops for teachers and principals with the use of techniques such as role play.
    NCPA urges the general public to inform of violence against children through its 24 hours toll-free helpline 1929   

    Marini de Livera (Attorney at Law)
    Chairperson
    National Child Protection Authority

  • CASE RELATING TO PHYSICAL AND MENTAL ABUSE OF 15 YEAR OLD GIRL HEARD IN BATTICALOA COURTS

    Press Release – 23.02.2018,

    NATIONAL CHILD PROTECTION AUTHORITY (NCPA) CHAIRPERSON APPEARS ON BEHALF OF CHILD VICTIM WITH ASSISTANT DIRECTOR LAW ENFORCEMENT UNIT

    The request was made by the victim’s family and civil society that NCPA should get actively involved in the said case and monitor the investigation.
    The Magistrate ordered that an opinion be sought from the Attorney-General as to whether the Charge Sheet could be amended.
    The said case will be taken up on 10th May 2018.
    NCPA requests the general public to provide information on similar instancesof Corporal Punishment to its 24 hour toll-free ChildLine on 1929.

    Marini de Livera (Attorney at Law)
    Chairperson
    National Child Protection Authority

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  • COMBATTING CORPORAL PUNISHMENT IN SCHOOLS, CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTERS AND REMAND HOMES

    Press Release – 07.02.2018,

    The National Child Protection Authority (NCPA) has initiated a programme to eliminate Corporal Punishment meted out to children in all settings. NCPA hopes to sensitize Principals and Teachers on the contents of the circular relating to the right of the child to protection from corporal punishment.
    Awareness Raising methods such as street-drama, interactive workshops and discussions will be used to create public opinion on this mode of cruel and degrading form of punishment.
    NCPA calls on the general public to inform the Authority through its 24 hours child-line ‘1929’if children are being subjected to this type of institutionalized and systematic violence.
    The recently released concluding observations of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Child highlights the need to combat corporal punishment in the home, in alternative care setting, in penal institutions, as well as in schools.

    Marini de Livera
    Attorney at Law
    Chairperson – National Child Protection Authority

  • NATIONAL CHILD PROTECTION AUTHORITY TAKES ACTION AGAINST A WOMAN WHO USED A CHILD FOR BEGGING IN A PLACE OF WORSHIP

     

    Press Release – 05.02.2018,
    A woman who was begging with a child at a place of worship is being investigated by the Special Police Unit of National Child Protection Authority (NCPA).
    NCPA after ascertaining if the Child really belongs to the 33 years old woman will embark on a “Family Strengthening Exercise” by providing Training to the Mother of the Child victim in an income – generating activity of her choice.

    The NCPA urges the general public to call on 1929 and inform its ChildLine staff if they spot such children subjected to Economic Violence and Child Labour.

    Marini de Livera
    Attorney at Law
    Chairperson – National Child Protection Authority

  • THE FINAL VERSION OF THE NATIONAL CHILD PROTECTION POLICY ALMOST READY

     

    Press Release – 02.02.2018,
    The National Child Protection Authority (NCPA) Act No. 50 of 1998 establishes the NCPA and also paves the way formulating a National Policy on the preventing of Child Abuse and Protection and Treatment of Children who are victims of such abuse.
    The NCPA sought views of the General Public in this regard and has now signed a Memorandum of Understanding with a Committee headed by its Founder Chairman Prof. Harendra De. Silva.
    It is expected that the Final Version will be presented for Cabinet Approval by June 2018.

    Marini de Livera
    Attorney at Law
    Chairperson – National Child Protection Authority

  • CHILDREN SHOULD NOT BE USED FOR ELECTION CAMPAIGNS

    Press Release – 01.02.2018

    2018.02.01 Drawing The National Child Protection Authority (NCPA) requests that no Children are used by Political parties and Independent Groups related Election work.
    It has been reported that children are being used for various activities related to the upcoming elections in violation of the rights of these children. The NCPA views this matter very seriously.
    The NCPA urges the general public to provide information over its 24 hour ChildLine 1929 if such incidents occur.
    Article 36 of Convention of the Rights of the Child declares: “Children should be protected from any activity that could harm their development”.

     

    Marini de Livera
    Attorney at Law
    Chairperson – National Child Protection Authority

  • NATIONAL CHILD PROTECTION AUTHORITY TAKES TOUGH ACTION ON CORPORAL PUNISHMENT IN ALL SCHOOLS

    Press Release – 30.01.2018

    In response to a complaint made by a student an investigation is being carried out by National Child Protection Authority (NCPA) in relation to an incident in an International School where Nine (09) children had been made to kneel down and their ears were pulled by a teacher as punishment for forgetting to bring their Reading book.
    Such Cruel and Degrading Treatment is a violation of Article 11 of the Constitution of Sri Lanka.
    Positive Discipline methods enumerated in Circular No. 2016/12 issued by the Ministry of Education should be resorted to, by all teachers in Sri Lanka where non – violent means such as advising the child and speaking to the parents among other things have been set out in this circular as a means of facilitating a sense of decorum and discipline in classrooms.
    In 1990, Sri Lanka also became a party to the United Nations Child Rights Convention (UNCRC) where state parties have taken on legal obligations to take all appropriate legislative, administrative, social and educational measures to protect her children from all forms of physical or mental violence, injury, abuse or maltreatment.

    Marini de Livera
    Attorney at Law
    Chairperson – National Child Protection Authority

  • NATIONAL CHILD PROTECTION AUTHORITY LAWYERS READY TO TAKE UP COURT APPEARANCES ON BEHALF OF CHILD VICTIMS OF CRIME

    Press Release – 25.01.2018

    National Child Protection Authority (NCPA) is deeply concerned about Laws Delays that violate the right to Fair Trial of Child Victims.

    The NCPA Legal Unit is willing to facilitate legal representation of child victims and work towards speedy disposition of court cases. If such legal assistance is required you are requested to call 1929 Child Line Sri Lanka.

    By Marini de Livera
    Attorney at Law – Chairperson
    National Child Protection Authority

  • NATIONAL CHILD PROTECTION AUTHORITY CHAIRPERSON WRITES TO HON. CHIEF JUSTICE ABOUT THE NEED FOR MORE CHILD FRIENDLY COURTS.

    NATIONAL CHILD PROTECTION AUTHORITY CHAIRPERSON WRITES TO HON. CHIEF JUSTICE ABOUT THE NEED FOR MORE CHILD FRIENDLY COURTS.

  • National Day to Commemorate the day to Eliminate Cruelty towards Children

    News Release on 04.01.2018

    The Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka by Gazette (No 1581/27 of 26th December 2008) has set apart 4th January 2018 to commemorate the Prevention of Cruelty Against Children.
    National Child Protection Authority to travel from village to village; from school to school to provide protection for children.
    It is my belief that the entire community should commit themselves to protect children everywhere.
    It is our duty to ensure a life of dignity to all our children who all the leaders of tomorrow.
    Marini de Livera (Attorney at Law)
    Chairperson – National Child Protection Authority

     

  • A programme on Family Strengthening

    The Street Drama group of the National Child Protection Authority (NCPA) depicted the issues relating to children who languish in institutional care; through a through-provoking play performed for 2000 school-children and their families. The evils of institutionalization which have devastating effects on children, destroy families and deliver a heavy cost to society in the long term were explained through a play.

    Ms. Lynn Steiner of “Their Future Today, UK” distributed school-books to encourage students of low-income families to continue their education. NCPA hopes to work with “Their Future Today” – UK to strengthen families and communities and to promote the transition from institutional to the family and community-based care, also known as “deinstitutionalisation”.

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