Three persons including the parents of a six day-old infant were arrested by the Chilaw Police today for attempting to sell the infant, Police said.
The parents of the infant had initially given the child to a married couple in Kalpitiya to adopt, after the parents had decided that they had no means to nourish the infant.
However, the original father had later demanded money from the couple, who refused to pay the biological father any cash for the child.
The biological father had then made a police complaint last Saturday alleging that the infant was robbed.
Upon further investigation the Police had discovered that the complaint was a false one, and taken in the two biological parents and another person alleged to have facilitated the process. ( H.F)
Hundreds of youth are braving ruthless seas and corrupt swindlers to get out of this once beautiful land and now they are selling even their babies to survive. Is it any surprise?
maru maru Tuesday, 17 July 2012 10:56 AM
Well...people are going from bad to worse.. guess the high cost of living doesn't help.
Mervyn Tuesday, 17 July 2012 11:27 AM
Knowingly that they had no means to bring up a child, should have used contrceptives from the begining without bringing unbearable/uncalled sufferings to an innocent child, which come into this cruel world as a result of their selfish sexual satisfaction.
Yehiya Tuesday, 17 July 2012 11:48 AM
very sad story of island. Arresting is a solution, People are very poor, for bread winning going through sea to another country.Every thing through punnishment.
The Man Tuesday, 17 July 2012 11:57 AM
why can't u have a system to properly hand over these babies to parents who can adopt if there is, pls educate ppl on that..
Calistus Jayatilleke Tuesday, 17 July 2012 12:52 PM
A very sad state of affairs in the country where everything is for sale - provided the price is right.
Jayantha Tuesday, 17 July 2012 05:39 PM
I am sure India has to pay big price very soon for these ignorance bwhich are by tamil nadu dogs.
Vasi Wednesday, 18 July 2012 07:20 AM
Your name would be better if you attached Dr. to the front of it. Who are you to deny two consenting people sexual pleasure.
Chatura Wednesday, 18 July 2012 08:18 AM
Oh boohoo....u lot make me sick....STOP COMPLAINING. Either you do something about the problem (High cost of living) or shut the hell up.
Come on...Since when was selling babies acceptable for whatever reason. If they were poor then they shouldn't have had any children which they know damn well they are unable to care for.
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