A six-month-old infant and a nine-year-old boy who had been abandoned by their mother in Ambalangoda were handed over to the Police by a Tuk-Tuk driver.
The driver said a woman entrusted him with the two children, asking them to be looked after for a short while. The driver had then decided to hand over the children to the Police as their mother had not returned for the children.
Police officers said that the children had been in extreme hunger while the infant was comforted with great difficulty.
Was this due to poverty or family problems. Whatever the reason, abandoning children is not acceptable in a civilized society.
Suhada malli Tuesday, 13 June 2023 04:08 PM
Due to fear if unethical conversions some orphanages run by churches are having excess space as they can only have children of their own faith. if there I a mechanism to achieve all objectives without wasting such space underutilized we may be able to do more for society. Even allow orphanages to support parents who are allowed to visit like a hostel and if situation improves take them back. if not let the orphanages take care until the parents are more capable.
Vadivelu Yogaratnam Tuesday, 13 June 2023 05:02 PM
Whoever abandoned the children must be caught punished, children must be taken into social care.
Sivalingam Tuesday, 13 June 2023 05:29 PM
Ordinary people are struggling to feed their children. Leeches of Diyawannawa are enjoying luxuries.
Quo vadis Tuesday, 13 June 2023 05:30 PM
Cost of living.
Sisil Wednesday, 14 June 2023 08:44 AM
Taxi driver, who had given a false address, maybe complicit. A passenger may leave a five year old boy in the taxi, but would carry the six-month old girl with herself if she has to be absent for a short while. Wonder if the police people noted the registration number of the taxi together with driver's identity details.
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