The Child Protection Authority has decided to initiate a survey to find out reasons for child molestation.
Chairperson of the authority Natasha Balendra stated that a committee comprising of 7 members have been appointed.
The survey will be carried out according to the recommendations of the committee.
Majority of the child abuse cases are reported during this year from Colombo and Gampaha districts.
Meanwhile, Minister of Women’s and Children’s Affairs Chandrani Bandara stated that immediate steps will be taken to prevent child abuse.