Mon, 05 Dec 2022

COLOMBO, Sept. 28 (Xinhua) -- Sri Lanka's Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) to ensure gender equality has decided to propose amendments to the Children and Young Persons Ordinance to raise the age of a person acknowledged as a child from 16 to 18 years.

Sri Lanka 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.

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