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Tuesday, 26 September 2017 - 12:52
National Child Protection Authority broadens Kandy sari investigation
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The National Child Protection Authority has broadened its investigations over the Guinness world record attempt in Kandy where schoolchildren were used to hold a sari fall.

The NCPA Chairperson, Attorney-at-Law Marini de Livera stated that a special investigation has been launched to ascertain whether the organizers have breached the Penal Code by using schoolchildren for the event.

She said that the investigation will focus on who ordered the class teachers to release the children for the event, how long the children had walked and whether ambulances were deployed on the way during the event.

Meanwhile, Central Provincial Governor Niluka Ekanayake also conducted an investigation yesterday (25).

She said that the Provincial Education Secretary should be held responsible for the incident.

Meanwhile, the parents of students from Alawathugoda Primary School staged a demonstration yesterday in support of the principal of the school.

The demonstrators stated that the principal has not committed any wrongdoing in allowing the children to participate in the world record effort and it was they who agreed to allow the children to attend the event.

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