A teenage love story ended on a gloomy note when the young couple was summoned to the Yakkalamulla police station recently.
The 18-year-old pretty girl had given up schooling and sought a job as a sales assistant in a supermarket. Within days, another young guy joined the staff and before long these two became inseparable lovers.
The boy had insisted that his mother would not endorse this affair, but the girl was more adamant that they should marry at any cost and that she was willing to undergo any hardship with him.
Then came the day when they decided to elope.
After a few days, police however summoned the young couple to the Yakkalamulla police station, after the boy’s mother lodged a complaint.
During the inquiry at the police station, the boy revealed that he was only 16 years old and would have to wait for two more years to marry the heart-broken girl who was stunned by the disclosure.(J. K. L. Chaminda)
Sanju Wednesday, 25 July 2018 13:24
Shouldnt the supermarket face legal action for using underage employees ?
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Jaliya Wednesday, 25 July 2018 18:22
Don't think there are labor law's prohibiting employment of a sixteen year old. As long as it is not child labor he is entitle to earn living. In fact it would be encourage at the age of sixteen to work part time and earn living so we can produce an individual who is more responsible in our society. This happens on regular basis in many industrially developed countries all the time.
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Sangaralingham Tuesday, 31 July 2018 09:11
Why I am not surprised. Many a time I heard young girl prepare anyone of more age than her to get out of the house only to find later nothing changed in her life. Here ignorance is the main cause
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Kingsley Wijesinhe Wednesday, 1 August 2018 10:45
In reply to Jaliya above, employing a 16 year old is child labour. Legally, anyone under 18 is a child.
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Araj Thursday, 2 August 2018 12:38
Shouldn't they arrest the girl for having an affair with an underage boy. What would have happened if it was the other way around??
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