To reduce the violence aganist childern and women a center at a cost of 2 million Rupees a center for children and women Bureau has been opened at the Vakarai Police station yesterday (24).
This center has been funded by the EU and facilitated by UNICEF and Sarvodaya. This unit with deal child abuse, violence against women and child labours said OIC, Vakarai Police G.Y.A. Piyadasa.
Batticaloa and Ampara DIG Yogoda Arachchi who was present at opening ceremony as chief quest said that last year there were 42 cases of child abuse and violence against women while this year only 7 have been recorded so far. This is a very good sign of the society responding to these two social ills.