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16 October 2012 11:32 am - 11     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The four children who had been starving for days at a line-room in Uduwara Estate in Haliela were produced before the Badulla Magistrate today by police and handed over to the Probation and Child Care Officers for protection.  

The two male older children, nine year old Anandaraj Washikumar and seven year old Anandaraj Arul were handed over to the Badulla Kathan Harvest Children’s Home while the two girls, three year old Anandaraj Kaushalya and ten-month old Anandaraj Vinod were directed to the Sujatha Children’s Home in Bandarawela.

The magistrate ordered the Probation and Child Care Officer Upeksha Krishanti Rajapakse and OIC Women and Children’s Bureau, Badulla Police WSI H.P. Nadeeka Peiris to produce the four children in court on October 31, 2012 along with a probation report. (Palitha Ariyawansa and Prasad Rukmal)

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  • kaputakukula Tuesday, 16 October 2012 12:04 PM

    DM, News means informing the society the "full picture". When you (DN) publish an incident or otherwise (news) there should be answers to the readers for the following questions.
    What, why, and how.
    Why did the children had to starve?

    Calistus Jayatilleke Tuesday, 16 October 2012 12:13 PM

    Good one. Now the police must arrest and punish the drunkard father who abused his wife and children resulting in the wife leaving the country and the children becoming a burden to the State. The wife should immeidately stop sending any money to him and instead open an account in the names of the children.

    geriatrix Tuesday, 16 October 2012 12:20 PM

    why were the children separated ?? Couldn't they reside within the same home ? This will cause more emotional trauma for the children....

    suneth Tuesday, 16 October 2012 12:40 PM

    I remember when I was in that age. I remember what I ate in last few days.

    Kuveni Tuesday, 16 October 2012 12:00 AM

    It is damn cold in these areas due to heavy rain. It's brave of the kids to survive the climate and without food. At last they got a shelter. I have no words for the lunatic father. via DM Android App

    aaks Tuesday, 16 October 2012 04:34 PM

    Could have been better if all the four siblings were sent to the same Children’s Home. Anyhow this action will stop them from starving at least. May the god bless these kids with a better future.

    Sinha lay Tuesday, 16 October 2012 04:51 PM

    Send them to Christian missionaries they will sell them for a good price in Europe....

    Khalid Tuesday, 16 October 2012 12:00 AM

    what about their parents..? Are they free to walk away just like that. They should be punished for bringing kids up and make them suffer. It isn't a crime? via DM Android App

    Fusion Wednesday, 17 October 2012 12:56 AM

    Credit must go to DM/Palitha Ariyawansa for breaking this story. Proper journalism. Good job. And as I said before I hope these children find loving guardians soon.

    LankanFellow1com Wednesday, 17 October 2012 03:30 AM

    Thanks to DM for bring this to light. Very pathetic to look at those children being led away..

    chandra Wednesday, 17 October 2012 07:05 AM

    Highly appreciated for the D.M initiative in this . As a good editor and do good for thr sociaty . No need political and ratiol commennts . May God bless this children .Thanks .

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