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A six-year-old child who is believed to have gone missing after the Boxing Day tsunami in 2004 has been found in a house in Wellampitiya, the National Child Protection Authority said.

The Chairman of the Authority Anoma Dissanayake said that the child was a couple of days old at the time she went missing.

 The NCPA carried out investigations on information received from a telephone call from the Galle area. The inquiries revealed that the child had been sold to the caretakers by a staff member of a hospital in the South.

According to the caretakers, the child was sold to them for a sum of Rs 2500 by an unknown lady as she was unable to bring up the child.

Mrs. Dissanayake requested the parents whose children were reported missing after the tsunami to come and take a DNA test, to help reveal the parentage of the child. She is now in custody of  NCPA which is currently carrying out investigations on the matter.

The caretakers were arrested and will be produced before the Hulftsdrop Magistrate court this evening. (Sanath Desmond)
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  • asankaran Thursday, 09 December 2010 10:31 AM

    Wow! DNA Tests too? In Sri lanka?? sounds too good to be true..A Child sold for 2500Rs..Unbelievable what people can do for such a small sum isn't it?
    Anyways Well done NCPA! hearing so much good work what you do these days..keep it up

    Fair N Square Thursday, 09 December 2010 03:51 PM

    Hope the authorities find the right parents, If not I guess the child already had a good future being cared for by a family, who also has other adopted kids living in Colombo and have a better future. All they needed to do was to check on the well being of the child while, living with the adopted parents until they found the genuine parents. Wonder if THE AUTHORITY can provide the luxury the child already got used to.

    sangeetha Thursday, 09 December 2010 08:15 PM

    if this child was sold or given by the parents then the child may have a better life with the people who bought the child. It is not easy to care for, and bring up a two day old infant. The people who brought the child up must love the child. Of course, the child belongs with the parents if indeed, the child was stolen.


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