Police to raid homes in WP with underage domestic workers

The Police are to conduct raids on houses in the Western Province to detect underage domestic workers.

Police Spokesman, Senior Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Ajith Rohana said that recent incidents had revealed that underage children have been employed as domestic workers.

He said that some of these underage domestic workers have faced abuse at the hands of their employers.

As a result a special raid will be conducted in the Western Province from today, including in Colombo, to detect underage domestic workers.

The Police Spokesman said that the Police Women and Children’s unit and the community Police unit will be involved in the operation.

He said that legal action will be taken against anyone found to have employed domestic workers below the age of 18.

DIG Ajith Rohana said that such children will be taken into the care of the Police. (Colombo Gazette)


  1. Great opportunity for the police to get bribes. A corrupt mind will not solve any problem. Welcome to South Asia :—)))

  2. Good initiative. Neighbours should tip off Police. This abuse has been going on – especially in well to do areas for decades. A good indicator for underage servants is anyone driving a luxury vehicle.

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