Attempt to sell baby for Rs. 200,000 foiled

An attempt in Avisawella to sell a baby for Rs. 200,000 was foiled today by the police and National Child Protection Authority (NCPA).

The police said that following information received by the NCPA, a team visited a house in Avisawella today .

It was then found that a 38 year old woman as well as a 22 year old girl were attempting to sell a 3 day old child.

The 22 year old girl was said to be the mother of the child. Both women were arrested while the child was taken into protective care. (Colombo Gazette)