President to launch child protection program in Kilinochchi

President Maithripala Sirisena is to launch a child protection program in Kilinochchi tomorrow (Monday), the President’s office said.

The “Daruwan Surakimu” (protect our children) National Program which is conducted under the vision to protect children who are the life of the nation and to build a safe environment for their physical and mental development, will take place at the Kilinochchi Central College stadium.

The “Daruwan Surakimu” National Program was initiated as a project forwarded by the President’s office based on a concept of President Maithripala Sirisena under the objective to protect the children and to create an environment for them to live safely in the society.

The program is conducted Island-wide under five sections, namely preventing abuse and mistreatment, ensuring their security, health and nutrition and welfare, personality development, education and uplifting life skills.

The children are empowered under numerous fields such as health, education, psychological counseling, and legal advice. (Colombo Gazette)