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Awareness programme for business places in Hikkaduwa area for preventing child abuses

An awareness programme for business places and other residents was held in Galle District the other day for preventing potential child abuses that could be increased due to the upcoming tourism period in Hikkaduwa Divisional Secretary Area.

All Officers in Galle District of the National Child Protection Authority have participated in the programme and its basic objective was to promote the awareness of residents on possible child abuses that could occur in such a period.

Further attention was paid on sexual abuse, drug addiction of children and child abuses occur in households. Hikkaduwa Divisional Secretary Damayanthi Paranagama also participated in the event.

Need for a special programme to protect children in coastal areas, was emphasized during the event.

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