A bogus homeopathic practitioner who had made arrangements for an illegal child adoption is under investigations by the National Child Protection Authority (NCPA), Anoma Dissanayake Chairman of the NCPA told Daily Mirror online
Appearing as a homeopathic practitioner, he had advised an unmarried couple not to have an abortion but to allow the baby to be born so that child can be given to someone interested in adopting the child. He had also advised the couple to find a place for rent near his clinic.
The homeopathic practitioner had thereafter given accommodation to the couple after the child birth and had had requested a hospital attendant of a leading hospital to find persons to give the child for adoption.
The hospital attendant had thereafter located a woman whose sister was aboard and in need of a child for adoption. Subsequently, the woman from Italy had arrived in the island and had visited the doctor as well as the child’s mother, who she was in the process of illegally adopting.
The new mother of the baby had given a bottle of Brandy and Rs.2, 000/- as a gift to the attendant promising more remuneration after her husband’s arrival, from Italy.
After an investigation conducted by the NCPA which was prompted by a tip off received from an anonymous caller it has come to light that the person who had been acting as a homeopathic practitioner had done so with a forged certificate. And had used homeopathy as a curtain for his illegal activities
Mrs. Dissanayake said that the bogus Homeopathic Certificate had been sent to the Chairman of the Homeopathic Commission Chandana Weerasekera for verification and that it was confirmed that the certificate was forged.
A comprehensive investigation had been commenced on the activities of the so called homeopathic doctor. (Daily Mirror online)