Sri Lanka to Raise Age of Persons Considered Children
Sri Lanka says it will ensure that gender equality proposes amendments to Children and Young Persons Ordinance to raise the age of persons acknowledged as a child from 16 years to 18 years.
Sri Lanka’s Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) has been considering increasing the age of a person considered as a child to reduce the exploitation of children.
This proposal is the result of a discussion spanning several years, the PSC said in a statement.
This will also prevent children from engaging in certain categories of work until they are 18 years of age. (Xinhua/NAN)