PARLIAMENT (Daily Mirror)- Some 2,087 teenaged mothers were reported in Sri Lanka in 2022 according to the Family Health Bureau, State Minister Geetha Kumarasinghe said today.
She told Parliament that several factors such as migrating mothers, the collapse of the family unit, lack of sex education, drug addiction among parents, both parents being employed and an increase in the use of smartphones among children have led to the increase in the number of teenaged mothers.
While responding to a question by MP Jagath Kumara, she said there were some 89,164 single-parent families in Sri Lanka which include 124,482 children.
Ms. Kumarasinghe said the government has launched several programmes to address the issue including awareness programmes and offering legal assistance to victimized children.
Madam, this is a very shocking revelation. Now what strategy you have to combat this issue.
People in rural area should be educated and encouraged to mix with modern society. Their lack of knowledge is another cause. Main reason being, backward children are exploited.
Please do something.
Sam Silva Monday, 20 November 2023 06:27 PM
It's not the rural population but the so called modern society.
Nirmal Monday, 20 November 2023 12:25 PM
we need more woman like you to release the pressure so the can stop tanagers getting pregnant
Kandiah Balendran Monday, 20 November 2023 01:17 PM
Main reason is the export of poor mothers to Arabia for domestic slavery.
lalithanat Monday, 20 November 2023 10:55 PM
The news is alarming
Waco Tuesday, 21 November 2023 03:57 AM
What is wrong here.
Roger D S Tuesday, 21 November 2023 07:18 AM
Children whose parents are working overseas should be counselled regularly by the schools
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