Over Rs. 700m for welfare of women and children - Minister Karaliyadde
The Ministry of Child Development and Women's Affairs will set up
model daycare centres to ensure the safety and care of little children.
These model daycare centres would be introduced to provide guidance
to the guardians of daycare centres in the country.
Minister of Child Development Tissa Karaliyadda told Sunday Observer
recently that under the first stage of this proposed project, model
daycare centres would be set up in six administrative districts of the
country at a cost of Rs 7.6 million.
Accordingly, these model daycare centre would be set up in Batticaloa,
Kilinochchi, Nuwara-Eliya, Moneragala, Polonnaruwa and Anuradhapura
before the end of the year.
"President Mahinda Rajapaksa has instructed me to launch programs to
do away with child abuses and violence on women in the country and 700
million rupees has been approved for my ministry by President Rajapaksa
to carry out human friendly and welfare activities for the benefit of
children and women in the country".