A man was arrested in Kadugannawa today for allegedly killing his seven-year-old daughter. The post mortem is to be held at the Kandy General hospital. Police suspect the death may be due to assault. The victim’s mother is employed overseas.
The child was living with her father in a tea estate and was killed on Monday, Kadugannawa Police said.
National Child Protection Authority (NCPA) Chairman Anoma Dissanayake who is looking into the matter, expressed her concern over the fact that mothers going aboard are not heeding their advice to inform the NCPA prior to going overseas.
Comments - 27
thoughtprocess Friday, 01 October 2010 06:07 AM
the two parts of your sentence dont tally. what about 2012? are u going abroad? dont add to what u read. it's the last line in rev.
Btw, the NCAP plan to follow up on families with migrant worker mothers is superb...
Neliya Wednesday, 29 September 2010 08:50 AM
Ohh..what a sad state of affairs...ultimately the children pay with their life
Fayad Wednesday, 29 September 2010 08:51 AM
Capital Punishment Please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Children are the wealth & the Future of a Country
Shiran Wednesday, 29 September 2010 08:53 AM
What? Am I dreaming?
Calistus Jayatilleke Wednesday, 29 September 2010 09:08 AM
Another sad side effect of mothers going overseas for employment leaving children with their fathers or relatives. Even if the mothers inform NCPA prior to going overseas, is the NCPA capable and equipped to look after all those children and keep them away from harm?
spark Wednesday, 29 September 2010 09:10 AM
The mother going abroad is far from the reason for this killing and its a scape goat method by incompetant and failed government authorities. These are illiterate and extremely poor families where men do not have jobs and become alchoholic. The only recourse is for the mother to seek employment and often it is pittance locally. The President and his entourage splashes extravagantly on foreign trips, when this money could have been utilized to save many many families like this 7 year old belongs to.
willow Wednesday, 29 September 2010 09:18 AM
Spark I am 100% with you, these are the very things that government should look in to, instead of lavishing abroad
Mano Wednesday, 29 September 2010 08:36 PM
The father should be hanged
Wasantha Wednesday, 29 September 2010 09:20 AM
It has become difficult for some of the husbands to adjust with new life style once the wife left abroad. Lack of attention, unable to cope with the needs of children and additional burden being left on them naturally makes them impatient and aggressive. Unfortunately at the end this child has to pay the price for a very serious social issue. The lost will remain forever, even the millions of wealth they earned. Very sad situation.
Shiran Wednesday, 29 September 2010 09:27 AM
Oh my god!
chandran-kandy Wednesday, 29 September 2010 10:32 PM
Actually the child's mother has made a mistake.She should not leave her young daughter in this situation.
arshad Wednesday, 29 September 2010 09:30 AM
Father should be sent to the mental hospital first and after Capital purnishment should be given
TP Wednesday, 29 September 2010 09:30 AM
If the mothers going abroad are not reporting to NCPA prior to departure, make mandatory for approval from the Bureau of Foreign employment. One can not expect these poor ladies to do all that. By the way will it help??
malkanthi Wednesday, 29 September 2010 09:30 AM
Its becoming increasingly insecure living with some fathers!
Roshan DW Thursday, 30 September 2010 12:12 AM
The Govt must take some action about mothers leaving for M/E jobs leaving kids with drunken husbands or helpless grand parents.This is child a(many drug addicts)or even dead...What a pity.Also the mothers end up worse..only a few make it.Govt is happy as they get some Foex ..By at what expense?
DHA Wednesday, 29 September 2010 09:33 AM
How cruel a man can get ?
Housni Wednesday, 29 September 2010 09:36 AM
This is a consequence of a larger problem.
The deceased girls mother may have not needed to be employed abroad if our government could provide us with suitable employment in our own land.
I hope her death was as painless as it could be.
dilmi Wednesday, 29 September 2010 09:39 AM
Oh god..what happens to this country? Poor child..
suwimal Wednesday, 29 September 2010 09:49 AM
Violence against women & children! At every big police station there is a name board indicating "women &children" section. I know by personal experience, the officers in those units (mainly women) are indifferent to the complaints. Their lethargic attitude discourages the complainants. Not that the male police officers are any better
Abdul Thursday, 30 September 2010 07:07 AM
This pathatic situation is due to the fact that mothers leaving thier children with their irresponsible fathers and going overseas for earning ...The man who send his wife abroad not only irresponsible but also cruel, after all what is happening to most of the domestic workers which loving fathers or husbands will send their loved ones abroad.most of these men who send their female folks only bothered about the they send,mostof them drink , gumble or go for a second wife instead of looking after the children left behind, unless men do not realize his duty as a husband or father and lead a life accordingl y so many phatic things will happen.
sherlock Holmes Thursday, 30 September 2010 03:03 AM
dont we have a social organization or community welfare which will see to the well being of all the families living in these estates - they are human too and important to Sri Lanka, its their hard work that brings pride and revenue to the country. Most of these man are alcoholics and under stress which leads to domestic violence..
Kanniah Thursday, 30 September 2010 07:42 AM
All the prophecies come true which predicted in the Bible. 2012 is coming near. Hmmmm...
Ruahdi al Ayad Wednesday, 29 September 2010 10:50 AM
the police should check the girl medically and see if she has been molested
xlntgson Wednesday, 29 September 2010 11:07 AM
If the person is not a mentally retarded person the offence is very very serious and should see whether he is an addict. Implement death sentence from him!
Siri Herath Wednesday, 29 September 2010 01:13 PM
Why can't we provide suitable employment/income for mothers who end up leaving children moyjerless for many yrs.? Parents need both parents. For girls, the mothers' comfort and care is paramount. We need to divert a fraction of our resources to keep our mothers in employment here, rather than opting for the easy way out - sending thrm to ME with the high risk of maime or rape or both. In 2004, over 300 women returned pregnant as per Daily News. Now that the war's over, there shouldn't be any excuses for not paying attention to tragic problems of this nature.
hehe Wednesday, 29 September 2010 02:34 PM
@ Spark : For everything happening in Sri Lanka just blame president, You are so pathetic. try to build your nation without blame anyone, Do your part, Then eventually country will be developed.
Royalist Wednesday, 29 September 2010 03:49 PM
Forget the 'Dharmishta Samajaya'...Bring back the hangman and the noose! Then we will start learning how to live lawfully and not by religions alone!
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