Police hunt for underage domestic workers in Colpetty

The Police conducted a search operation for underage domestic workers in Colpetty.

Police Spokesman, Senior Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Ajith Rohana said that the operation was conducted yesterday (Tuesday).

He said that a similar operation was conducted in the Modara area yesterday.

The Police Spokesman said that the special operation was conducted based on intelligence information received by the Police.

He said over 30 places were inspected in Colpetty and Modara yesterday.

DIG Ajith Rohana said that similar operations will be conducted in other parts of Colombo today.

The Police Spokesman 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.

The Police said that if the public have information on underage domestic workers the information can be shared via 0112433333. (Colombo Gazette)


  1. The corrupt politicians do not have a policy to fix the problem. This is an eyewash, it is not a solution.

    How a family with five or six children can afford to maintain their daily lives with a low wages, especially people who work in tea estates. I have visited those areas in 2018. Their living standard is absolutely shocking. Those parents do not have a choice, they have to send their children to work. The government has to provide enough money to those poor families to take care of their children, or it has to control the population based on income. Otherwise, underage children working as servants and sex workers is inevitable. The corrupt leaders allow the poor people to breed like rabbits, at the same time those leaders are expecting poor families to do well.

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