Tamil Diplomat

Violence against children, women; Wijeyakala seeks stern action

State Minister of Child Affairs Wijeyakala Maheshwaran has called upon the government to take stern measures against persons found guilty of offences against children and women.

She was speaking in Parliament at the committee stage debate of the budget 2016 under the Women and Child Affairs Ministry financial head.

She stated that action will be taken to prevent violence against women. Maximum punishment should be given to the killers of Seya and Vidya. A lot of children who have lost both their parents live in orphanages. Their protection and safety must be ensured. A number of children affected by the war have problems. They are still suffering. We must look into their needs soon. More protection centers should be established to look after children affected by incidents of sexual offences and physical abuses…