Child abuse and child pregnancies have increased in the country. There is no point in governing like this - Minister Piyal

Child abuse and child pregnancies have increased in the country. There is no point in governing like this - Minister Piyal

14 January 2021 10:31 am

Piyal Nishantha, Minister of State for Women and Child Affairs says that child abuse and child pregnancies have increased in the country today and if the government is not able to ensure the safety of children in the country, there is no point in taking action.

"Today child abuse and child pregnancies have increased. Next are children with special needs. When I look for these children, these are not children with special needs, but children with special abilities.

So I think we need to look at children. But if we do not pay more attention to those children, our committees would not matter if we govern in this manner.

Minister Piyal Nishantha stated this addressing a meeting held at the Ratnapura District Secretariat on the 12th.