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In an emotional scenario, this nine-year-old boy Tharusha Lakshan is feeding his only sister - two-year-old Chalanika Kavisha who is not big enough to realize that she is going to lose his brotherly love for two weeks, moments before they go their separate ways. Court had ordered that these two children be sent to two separate orphanages, until they could be sent to the SOS village in Moneragala in two weeks time, as there was no one to look after them following the death of their mother and their father’s imprisonment.

This fate befell these innocent children as their mother was murdered two years ago. Their father is serving a jail term for killing his mother-in-law to avenge his wife’s murder in the Ella area. After the children were produced before the Bandarawela Magistrate, the Probation and Child Care Department was ordered to send the boy to the Ambegoda Children’s Orphanage and the little girl to the Bandarawela Sujatha Children’s Orphanage temporarily. Pix by Palitha Ariyawansha - Badulla
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  • thusitha Monday, 09 July 2012 08:25 AM

    can we all get together and do something not to separate them?

    Fair N Square Monday, 09 July 2012 09:30 AM

    After reading all the comments, I begin to wonder HOW A LEARNERED JUDGE could give such a judgement. It is NOT rocket science for him/her to know the permanent scar that would be left in the kids minds. He as a father or mother should have considered foster parenting with the supervision of the child protection services... Many thankx to the folks who considered adoption.. You didn't have to do the act.. Your sincere intentions will be rewarded by the Creator....

    rishad Monday, 09 July 2012 03:08 AM

    Where are the so called organizations for children ? Please don't separate these two lovely flowers for god's sake

    king kudda Monday, 09 July 2012 03:18 AM

    look at the innocent face of these kids? where is the nations proud father? people in SL rip of by king day by day. when will the educated people will get an opportunity to govern the country? where is our society heading? when will the mass realise this?

    Matalan Monday, 09 July 2012 03:07 AM

    Children, once forced into this world, are the inevitable victims of family squabbles and vendetta in a polluted society. Adults forget that they ARE the future, and not mere play-things.

    Yo Monday, 09 July 2012 03:32 AM

    I feel sorry for these two innocent children. You won’t get the right kind of care in SOS or any orphanage. The government should have a plan to find genuine foster parents for these children locally or overseas.

    Lal.Fernando. Monday, 09 July 2012 03:43 AM

    Please, Please authorities do not seperate these two kids.Have a look at them, their love to each other.It will have devastated effect on them once seperated.As it is they are going through enough pain. Please try to keep then to gether.

    WiCKRAMA MADURAWALA Monday, 09 July 2012 03:46 AM

    This scece says a big story for pl creat humanism through this among you this is one of lacks incidents .

    PGA Monday, 09 July 2012 04:04 AM

    To children this age 2 weeks will seem like 2 years. I am sure a better solution could have been found. They would be welcome at my house anytime.

    Al Rasa Monday, 09 July 2012 04:32 AM

    This is big heart break news for us.

    Dadoriya Monday, 09 July 2012 04:41 AM

    I have tears in my eyes. The boru show of hugging kids is badly exposed.

    Sapumal Bandara Monday, 09 July 2012 04:37 AM

    What a cruel world.

    Why do these innocent kids have to pay for the follies of foolish parents.

    Why don't the village people get together with the local temple and come forward to help out these two children. I am sure they will be very safe in the same village where they were born in.

    asoka abeywardena Monday, 09 July 2012 05:04 AM

    adambara kara thaththe...me obey awadanaya pinisai...

    Dinesh Weerasekera Monday, 09 July 2012 04:58 AM

    i like to have these 2 kids, what is the procedure for adoption, any one can update pls.

    Sinhalaya Monday, 09 July 2012 01:16 PM

    Totally agree with u. Judge the judgement n the judge. Example of our judicial system

    Cedric Bartholomeusz Monday, 09 July 2012 05:13 AM

    I am Sri lankan living in Australia and have a house there can i take both children and look after them please let me know.

    yehiya Monday, 09 July 2012 06:08 AM

    There are lot of things to study behind the picture. All have to think & do their part in future.

    nuwan Gamage Monday, 09 July 2012 02:40 PM

    what will happen if the girl had been sent to a boys orphanage and (if) faced some unfortunate incident.

    Appuwa Monday, 09 July 2012 06:11 AM

    What en emotional picture. Tears are coming from eyes.

    SM Monday, 09 July 2012 03:06 PM

    This is when Temples and priests in the villages need to step in and do their part! Please help these children!

    Duchee Monday, 09 July 2012 06:58 AM

    no worries dear

    pem Monday, 09 July 2012 06:53 AM

    Why not accomodate them at the same place.

    Dammika Monday, 09 July 2012 07:35 AM

    This is so sad on the part of these two innocent children. In this case what is the temporally transfer. In Sri Lanka at present Law is bending for politically sponsored criminals and why cannot they see the reality of this truth and be supportive to these two innocent kinds. Budu saranai, Devi pihita puth & duwa


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