The discussion was based on the issues which have arisen on the protection of children, and the measures taken for the safety and development of children.
Attention was also paid on the actions related to the health and nutrition of the children, and the legal reforms required for the betterment of the children.
The President pointed out that there should be proper coordination among all institutions working on child related issues to ensure the security of the children.
President Sirisena also instructed the officials to appoint a committee representing every institution working for the protection of children, and requested the committee to submit a report before January 25, including proposals and ideas related to the Presidential task force on Child Protection.
They also discussed about drug addiction among children, especially in their young age and the ways and means of saving them from the drug menace.
The venerable Athuraliye Ratana thera, State Minister Sudarshini Fernandopulle and the Secretary to the President P. B. Abeykoon also participated in this discussion. (Colombo Gazette)